United must now resume for the trip to Bournemouth, but there is no doubt that the chance to play Wembley – despite the lack of crowd – was an award that Steve Bruce and his team believed to be winning.
Here are some things we learned from a bad day at the office for Newcastle fans.
Alan Shearer did his best for Newcastle but they just weren’t at the races
The legendary striker watched the game from the Leazes End while the day’s outdoor studio was set up a safe distance behind the goal.
Shearer, who coached United to two FA Cup finals in the late 1990s, tied for the semifinals at half-time and likely gave the Magpies a tie against an Arsenal team from top to bottom.
But at that time, Newcastle was 1-0 and knowing it needed a huge change of fortune to advance to the next round.
Shearer would have savored Dwight Gayle’s luck at the Gallowgate End and the club’s top scorer of all time instinctively tried to stretch to apply the finish himself!
Unfortunately, that didn’t have to be the case and the connection was quickly resolved thanks to Raheem Sterling’s long-term effort.
Magpies looked down and out long before the final whistle
There were still 22 minutes to play when Sterling scored the second goal.
But shortly after Karl Darlow got the ball out of the net, Lee Mason paused for a drink.
Given that Gayle had just missed the golden opportunity before the moment was compounded by Sterling’s superb shot, it looked like the United players knew their chance to get back into the game is gone.
As the players left the field for refreshments, Gayle always cursed his luck.
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Post-match press conference sends a strong message to the Premier League
Steve Bruce did not mince words when asked about the long delay from top flight leaders about the takeover.
In short, Newcastle has now reached a stage where it needs to know who will own next season.
Bruce confirmed that United made a free transfer signature to Mark Gillespie of Motherwell.
However, they’ll need four or five new additions next season to make sure they’re good enough again to stay in the Premier League.
Whether it is the consortium led by Amanda Staveley or Mike Ashley, the NUFC must prepare for another season.
Bruce’s call for “clarity” after the game was passionate and after a day that started with stories about Premier League emails sent to the wrong representatives in the Middle East, the situation must now be quickly resolved. thinning.