Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 4
Tue 04 February 2020 20:05
Referee
Peter Bankes
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour plane
Distance
415 KM

Oxford United

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 06:21
In Brief

Claimed a 2:1 win over Blackpool. Lost two important players last week in Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste. Matty Taylor available again.

Looking Back

Oxford had the better of things in their recent game against Blackpool and edged out the Tangarines to end their four-game winless run in the league.

They are set to take on Newcastle following a promising display in the first leg that saw them hold the Magpies to a draw and waste several chances to score.

Looking Ahead

Karl Robinson has lost two important players last weekend in Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste. He made several signings in the previous weeks to prepare for their departures, but failed to bring in another attacking player on deadline day.

Matty Taylor was struggling with an injury in January, but made his return to the squad against Blackpool.

Robinson is not expected to have any new selection issues to contend with.

Points of Interest

Scoring goals has been a major problem for the U's for a while. They netted more than once in only three of their last fifteen games.

Newcastle United

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 08:30
In Brief

Enjoying relative safety in league and can focus much more attention on FA Cup. Haven’t won away FA Cup match in 90 minutes since 2006! Willems amongst 8 sidelined players. Rose and Lazaro ineligible.

Looking Back

Newcastle coming off drab 0:0 home draw vs. Norwich at weekend. Magpies struggled to create chances yet again, but at least they looked pretty solid defensively and this is main reason why they already look well established in mid-table in the league.

Had similar problems going forward in home match vs. Oxford when another 0:0 draw was registered.

FA Cup record in XXI century poor, with away form particularly dreadful. Last away win over 90 minutes in this competition was in 2006, since then (D7 L10)!

Looking Ahead

Coach Bruce set to rotate and most of those that started at weekend likely to be rested now. The Longstaff brothers likely to be paired in heart of midfield. However, newcomers Rose and Lazaro can't make debuts as they were registered late and both ineligible.

Have 8 sidelined players, with all back-up strikers currently out, leaving Joelinton only typical forward fit and available.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer out
  • Shandon Baptiste (r) (mid) (Brentford), Tariqe Fosu (r) (mid) (Brentford)
Transfer in
  • Nabil Bentaleb (mid) Schalke 04 - on loan; Danny Rose (def) Tottenham - on loan; Valentino Lazaro (mid) Inter - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Ki Sung-Yueng (sp) (mid) released;
Probable Bench
Transfer out
  • Shandon Baptiste (r) (mid) (Brentford), Tariqe Fosu (r) (mid) (Brentford)

Newcastle United

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 08:30
In Brief

Enjoying relative safety in league and can focus much more attention on FA Cup. Haven’t won away FA Cup match in 90 minutes since 2006! Willems amongst 8 sidelined players. Rose and Lazaro ineligible.

Looking Back

Newcastle coming off drab 0:0 home draw vs. Norwich at weekend. Magpies struggled to create chances yet again, but at least they looked pretty solid defensively and this is main reason why they already look well established in mid-table in the league.

Had similar problems going forward in home match vs. Oxford when another 0:0 draw was registered.

FA Cup record in XXI century poor, with away form particularly dreadful. Last away win over 90 minutes in this competition was in 2006, since then (D7 L10)!

Looking Ahead

Coach Bruce set to rotate and most of those that started at weekend likely to be rested now. The Longstaff brothers likely to be paired in heart of midfield. However, newcomers Rose and Lazaro can't make debuts as they were registered late and both ineligible.

Have 8 sidelined players, with all back-up strikers currently out, leaving Joelinton only typical forward fit and available.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Nabil Bentaleb (mid) Schalke 04 - on loan; Danny Rose (def) Tottenham - on loan; Valentino Lazaro (mid) Inter - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Ki Sung-Yueng (sp) (mid) released;

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

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*Based on Available Players
Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1