Newcastle humbled in FA Cup again; non-league Wrexham wins

Even having club soccer’s richest owners cannot improve Newcastle’s pitiful record in the FA Cup. Newcastle was humbled by a lower-league opponent in the third round of the famous old competition for the second straight year under its Saudi owners when losing at third-tier Sheffield Wednesday 2-1. At the same stage last year, Newcastle was beaten at home by another third-tier club, Cambridge United. Premier League relegation candidates Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were beaten by second-tier opponents Blackpool and Burnley. Harry Kane scored his fourth goal in four games since the World Cup in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over third-tier Portsmouth.

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