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Newcastle United KNOCK Blackburn Rovers out of the FA Cup on PENALTIES

Martin Dubravka was the penalty-shootout hero as Newcastle United survived a scare to progress to the FA Cup quarter-final.

Newcastle winger Anthony Gordon gave the Magpies the lead in the 71st minute.

It was soon to be cancelled out by Blackburn star Sammie Szmodics in the 79th minute.

The game went into extra-time as both sides pushed for a late winner, Bruno Guimaraes came close as the goal was gaping but he couldn’t convert, Blackburn went up the other end and nearly scored but Dubravka made a huge save to keep the tie level.

Newcastle came out on top in a thrilling penalty shootout winning 4-3 thanks to their keeper Martin Dubravka who made two quality saves.

They join Manchester City, Leicester City and Coventry City in the quarter-final draw.