Newcastle United 4-1 Rochdale
BRIAN BARRY-MURPHY and Rochdale couldn’t add their name to the list of FA Cup giantkillings as Newcastle United swatted them aside this evening.
The League One side caused a minor shock when they held their Premier League rivals to a 1-1 draw at Spotland Stadium 10 days ago.
But Steve Bruce’s side made no mistake as they raced into a 3-0 lead and killed the tie inside the opening 26 minutes.
It was a disappointing evening for Barry-Murphy and Rochdale’s Irish contingent, not least Cork’s Eoghan O’Connell who inadvertently opened the scoring when he turned the ball into his own net on 17 minutes.
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Former Cork City midfielder Jimmy Keohane tackles Matty Longstaff.
Source: Owen Humphreys
Matty Longstaff and Miguel Angel Almiron added two more in quick succession to set Newcastle on course for their first win in six games, and a home date with Oxford United in the fourth round.