Saturday, 8 January 2011

F.A.CUP STEVENAGE 3 NEWCASTLE 1

League Two Stevenage stunned Premier League Newcastle with a fully-deserved victory in the FA Cup third round.
Stacy Long's strike took a wicked deflection off Mike Williamson before Michael Bostwick struck from distance.
Joey Barton pulled one back from 30 yards in injury time but Peter Winn still had time to slot home.
Toon substitute Cheik Tiote saw red for a wild tackle as Stevenage avenged their fourth-round defeat after a feisty encounter in 1998.
The home side, currently 13th in the League Two table, held their opponents to a 1-1 draw at Broadhall Way 13 years ago before losing the replay, but they were undoubtedly the superior team on Saturday.
Stevenage played with tremendous commitment and desire and undoubtedly created the bulk of the game's relatively few clear openings.
The final whistle prompted a pitch invasion and Graham Westley's team can look forward to the fourth-round draw, which takes place on Sunday afternoon.

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