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PREVIEW Newcastle United v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie

24 January 2020

A huge crowd and a huge day await Oxford United as we head for Newcastle United in the FA Cup on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS
United are without James Henry, Ben Woodburn, Cameron Brannagan, Matty Taylor, Anthony Forde and Malachi Napa through injury, but midfielder George Thorne is fully fit and may return to the squad after signing on a permanent deal from Derby earlier in the week.

Forward Rob Hall joined Forest Green Rovers on loan earlier today after signing a new one-year contract with the U's, while Jamie Hanson did well in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Southend in midweek and could be involved. Liam Kelly also played 90 minutes in that game, while Dan Agyei was on the scoresheet; both will be hoping for a chance.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION
United are likely to face a full-strength Newcastle side: "Rest them? I have nobody to rest!" Manager Steve Bruce said when asked about team selection for Saturday.

Midfielder Isaac Hayden was part of the Newcastle team beaten 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium three years ago and says that his team is determined not to suffer the same fate this time around.
 
"That wasn't a great day in a Newcastle shirt. That's probably up there with the top three worst games I think for me to be involved in a Newcastle shirt. But there was a lot of different factors that day. It's a completely different team, different staff, different manager, different stadium, so there's nothing you can draw comparison in with that game. It's up to us to be switched on and take the game seriously. Be focused as we would do for any other game.
 
“The FA Cup recent history has been poor from Newcastle, and it's definitely something we're looking to change,” he said. "With the manager coming in, he's had a change of attitude towards the FA Cup. The lads have bought into that and I think you've seen that from the last round that we're not taking it lightly."


TICKETS
With 49,000 tickets sold and over 3,700 away fans it will be busy on Saturday and fans are advised to arrive early and that there will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY.
 
There is still time: you can buy them on the phones from 01865 337533 or in person at the Oxford United Ticket Office until 3pm on Friday.
 
Away fans will be in Leazes Level 7 and tickets are priced at £10 (£5 for Under 18s, 65s and over and students in full-time education, £1 for under 12s).
 
Disabled supporters pay half the relevant price depending on age/category, with a free PA.
 
There are no restrictions on the numbers people can buy. Tickets (subject to availability) and collections will only be available from the Oxford United ticket office until 3pm on Friday 24th January at which time the ticket office will close. Tickets are no longer being posted out.
 
Under 12s can watch the game for just £1. If you have already purchased a £5 ticket for an under 12, then take your junior ticket to a concession and you can exchange it for a hot dog or vegetarian alternative.
 
Please note that tickets are reserved for particular seats and fans are required to sit in their numbered seat or risk ejection from the ground.
 
London Road Club Travel
 
Departs Stadium 6.45am
Kidlington 7.00am
 
Adult LRC Member £36
Adult Non-member £38
Under 18 LRC Member £34
Under 18 Non-member £36
 
Under 14s MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches
 
Match and coach tickets are available from 01865 337533.
 
Supporters wishing to travel on the same coach must book together.
 

FOLLOW IT LIVE
If you can't get to the game then you can still hear it LIVE in iFollow if you are in the UK or SEE the whole game if you are overseas. We have coverage on Twitter, Instagram and the Match Live on this site with a report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

THE PLAYLIST
Want to get in the mood for the game? Then search for Oxford United Official on Spotify where we bring you a new playlist for every away journey, plus the dressing room playlist. The Playlist is available on Saturday morning and is always flexible: let us know on Twitter if you have any more to add to help get the Yellow Army in the mood as we head for Newcastle.

 

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Match Reports

REPORT Newcastle United 0 Oxford United 0

U's earn a replay with Premier League Newcastle

25 January 2020

Oxford United battled their way to a replay at the Kassam Stadium with a fantastic performance at a sold-out St James' Park this afternoon. There was little to choose between the teams as Karl Robinson's side fought their way to a 0-0 draw which means they will have to do it all over again back in Oxford a week on Tuesday.

The Yellows were far from overawed by a capacity St James’ Park crowd. The 3,700 travelling fans sung their hearts out all afternoon and that lifted the players, who battled for every ball and might, with slightly better finishing, have even won it at the first attempt.
 
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce stated before the match that his side would treat the FA Cup with total respect and Braziilian forward Joelinton went close with a couple of efforts, while Rob Dickie and Sam Long made vital contributions to block shots or nick the ball away in dangerous areas. Ruffels then became the first Oxford player to be the subject of VAR when Deandre Yedlin took a tumble inside the area; ref Rob Jones was advised that nothing had happened but United were starting to soak up pressure and Sykes and Dickie had to make brave blocks as Newcastle started to hit their stride.
 
You would expect that to happen when a League 1 side plays away at a Premier League club, but United have pace and invention and several times were just one through ball away from opening up the home side on the break; one burst on 35 minutes saw their most dangerous player Marcus Browne reach the area but run into a covering defender after beating his full back on the inside.
 
Sam Long tried his luck with a wayward effort on 42 but at the other end it took a good save from Simon Eastwood to beat away a low drive from Allan Saint-Maximin on 37 and United started to soak up real pressure in the second half, with Saint-Maximin and debutant Nabil Bentaleb both forcing Eastwood into saves before we reached the hour mark.
 
United then had their best spell of the match and their day could have been even better as Alex Gorrin started to snap into challenges in midfield and Tariqe Fosu began to push his defender back. Shandon Baptiste drove an effort wide, Browne fizzed a fine effort just wide and the U's began to dream...
 
Browne had the chance to make those dreams truly come to liife after 70 minutes. Showing power and pace, the Middlesbrough loanee burst between two startled defenders but placed his shot too close to the exposed Karl Darlow in the Newcastle goal and the chance was gone.
 
Joelinton got the ball into the net from an offside position for a second time and Miguel Almiron hooked a half chance over the top while Gorrin and Sykes were booked for tactical fouls as Newcastle tried to find a winner, but they found Long, Dickie, Elliott Moore and Ruffels just too strong as a unit and United might even have nicked it had Darlow not made an excellent save in injury time from sub Nathan Holland, or if Dickie had been able to guide a header on target from the subsequent corner.
 
No giant killing, yet, but a superb effort and Oxford United are in the draw for the last 16 of the FA Cup. 
 
The replay will be at the Kassam Stadium a week on Tuesday unless switched for TV. Normal league prices will apply and we will let you know how and when to get your ticket for a night of cup drama...
 
Att: 52,221
 
Away: 3,710
 
Report by Chris Williams. Pictures by Steve Daniels, Darrell Fisher and Jack Brown

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Ticket News

40,000 and Rising

Over 3,500 away fans join us for our FA Cup fourth round tie

22 January 2020

Oxford United fans are backing the U's  in huge numbers on Saturday with over 3,500 tickets for our FA Cup tie at Newcastle already sold and the crowd now past the 40,000 mark.

It's the biggest away following since 3,376 followed the U's to Middlebrough in the cup and the numbers are still rising as fans get behind Karl Robinson's side
 
Fans are reminded that there will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY but you can buy them on the phones from 01865 337533 or in person at the Oxford United Ticket Office until 3pm on Friday.
 
Away fans will be in Leazes Level 7 and tickets are priced at £10 (£5 for Under 18s, 65s and over and Students in full time education)
 
Disabled supporters pay half the relevant price depending on age/category with a free PA
 
There are no restrictions on the numbers people can buy. Tickets (subject to availability) and collections will only be available from the Oxford United ticket office until 3pm on Friday 24th January at which time the ticket office will close. Tickets are no longer being posted out.
 
London Road Club Travel
 
Departs Stadium 6.45am
Kidlington 7.00am
 
Adult LRC Member £36
Adult Non-member £38
Under 18 LRC Member £34
Under 18 Non-member £36
 
Under 14s MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches
 
Match and coach tickets are available from 01865 337533.
 
Supporters wishing to travel on the same coach must book together.
 
 

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