Wed 28 Feb 2024, 19:21 · Ash Harrison

It could only be ...: Newcastle United given a shockingly difficult task to progress in the FA Cup

It could only be ...: Newcastle United given a shockingly difficult task to progress in the FA Cup
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The FA Cup quarter-final draw has been made and it couldn't have been much worse for Newcastle United who were the last ball out of the bowl.

David Seaman was the man responsible for pulling out the balls from the bowl and he made Newcastle fans wait until the very end which meant that by the time we were drawn we already knew who was waiting for us.

Just like every round before it, Newcastle will play their FA Cup quarter-final away from home against fellow Premier League side, Manchester City.

Man City walked their way into the quarter-final draw

You may have heard of them, they just squeezed through last night by knocking out Luton Town 6-2 with some young lad called Erling Haaland failing to score two hattricks and only managing five goals himself. Pathetic.

Erling Haaland
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Erling Haaland must be rubbing his hands together over the thought of getting a run at our defence

Newcastle have already knocked Manchester City out of one cup this season, however, we achieved that feat at St James' Park beating Pep Guardiola's side 1-0 back in September.

Would it be asking too much to do it again next month? Probably.

It actually could have been a worse draw ... just

The Magpies have only one win at the Etihad Stadium, that one coming back in 2014 when they knocked Manuel Pellegrini's Man City out of the League Cup with goals scored by Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko.

The only way a win would feel less likely is if we were drawn against Liverpool who we just can't seem to beat at all.

Still, it's a funny old game and stranger things have happened. I thought we were toast when we were drawn against City in the League Cup and that turned out okay. There's nothing to say we can't surprise everyone again. We'll just have to hope they're more focused on the title race.