FA Cup: Premier League Newcastle survive scare to see way past Blackburn

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Newcastle survived an FA Cup scare as they beat Blackburn 4-2 after extra time.

Joselu’s controversial strike put the Magpies ahead in extra time before Ayoze Perez sealed a third-round-replay victory.

Sean Longstaff and Callum Roberts scored their first Newcastle goals to put the Magpies 2-0 ahead at Ewood Park, with Longstaff netting after just 56 seconds.

But Adam Armstrong and Darragh Lenihan levelled before half time and neither side could find a winner in 90 minutes.

Blackburn’s Bradley Dack missed an excellent chance in the first half of extra time, shooting wide with just Freddie Woodman to beat.

It came just before Joselu put Newcastle ahead again despite the striker being offside when he cashed in after David Raya’s parry.

Perez added a fourth with a fine angled drive just a minute after the re-start in extra time as Newcastle booked a home tie with Watford.

Elsewhere, Stoke were shocked 3-2 by Shrewsbury as Nathan Jones suffered a second- straight defeat.

The League One visitors hit back from 2-0 down with 19 minutes left and will host Wolves.

Tyrese Campbell’s double put Championship Stoke in charge before Shrewsbury scored three times in 10 second-half minutes.

James Bolton, Fejiri Okenabirhie’s penalty and Josh Laurent’s 81st-minute winner completed a miserable night for Jones.

The new boss lost his first game 3-1 at Brentford at the weekend.

Atdhe Nuhiu secured Sheffield Wednesday a fourth-round trip to Chelsea after a 1-0 FA Cup replay win at Luton.

The striker netted just a minute after the re-start at Kenilworth Road to earn the Sky Bet Championship side victory.

The forward scored after being teed up by strike partner Steven Fletcher 58 seconds into the second half.

Cameron Dawson saved well from Luke Berry and Dan Potts to thwart managerless Luton, who lost Jones to Stoke last week.

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Ankle damage to keep Spurs star Harry Kane out of action until March

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Harry Kane

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle and is expected to return to training in early March, the Premier League club have announced.

The England captain suffered the injury during the final stages of Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, with tests having taken place once the injury settled down.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday’s match against Manchester United.

“The striker will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.”

The England captain was injured after being caught in the middle of Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof as Spurs chased an equaliser against United.

It is the third successive season in which Kane has suffered an ankle injury, the most recent one keeping him out for a fortnight last March.

The injury is a huge blow to third-placed Tottenham’s titles hopes, with the loss to United leaving them nine points behind leaders Liverpool.

Kane is now set to miss the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea, which Spurs lead 1-0, as well as at least six Premier League matches, including the trip to Stamford Bridge on February 27, and the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at home to Borussia Dortmund.

The striker is also hugely likely to be unavailable for the north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 and the return meeting with Dortmund three days later, but could be back in contention for England’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic on March 22.

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In-form Gabriel Jesus wants goals and wins to keep coming for Man City

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Gabriel Jesus is determined to keep the goals and the wins coming for Manchester City.

The Brazil striker scored another two – taking his tally to seven in three appearances – as City beat Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League back to four points.

The 21-year-old, who has now 14 goals for the season, said: “I am feeling good and my confidence is better for scoring goals.

“It’s important to me because I am a striker who plays for a big club with amazing players, management and staff, so I need to score goals – but I helped the team by playing well. The team played very well to win the game.

“We believe in every single game and every competition. We are training and working a lot for the moment when they give out the title at the end of the season.

“We are second in the Premier League and want to win it. We need to go on to the pitch in every single game and win it.

“We need to keep going, working hard and playing well if we want it to be us.”

City were never extended by a Wolves side who played for 71 minutes with 10 men after Willy Boly – scorer of a controversial goal off his hand when the sides drew at Molineux in August – received a straight red card for a poor challenge on Bernardo Silva.

But by the time of his dismissal the visitors were already 1-0 down, with Jesus having slid in a 10th-minute opener. He doubled the lead with a penalty before the break after Raheem Sterling was fouled and victory was wrapped up when Conor Coady turned a Kevin De Bruyne cross into his own net.

Having also beaten Liverpool this month and enjoyed emphatic cup wins over Rotherham and Burton, City have overcome the blip that saw them lose three Premier League games in December.

Such is their strength in depth that De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez were on the bench.

“Everyone is fit now and wants to play,” Jesus said. “It’s amazing, because you want to play but are happy for who is playing. We have amazing players and it’s difficult for the manager to pick players to play.”

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