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Michael Flynn’s Newport County shall be searching for to drag off one other cup shock on Wednesday night once they host Premier League Newcastle United at Rodney Parade.
County has developed into David versus Goliath specialists lately and already this season has knocked out Swansea Metropolis, Watford, and Cambridge to e-book their Carabao Cup fourth-round spot.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle has overcome Blackburn and Morecambe in their very own passage to the final 16.
This is every part you might want to know concerning the huge sport.
What time is Newport County vs Newcastle kick-off?
Newport County v Newcastle kicks off at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, September 30, at Rodney Parade.
Is Newport County vs Newcastle on TV?
Sure. You possibly can tune in to the sport from 5 pm on Sky Sports activities Soccer and Important Occasion.
The choice to point out the tie on TV will earn Newport £125,000, a welcome bonus within the present local weather of no followers being permitted to attend matches.
What have the coaches stated?
Newport County supervisor Mike Flynn (on the cup upsets): “Now we have raised our sport on the proper time. The gamers deserve the credit score. They’ve taken on the data we’ve got given them and caught to the game-plan.
“Even in opposition to Manchester Metropolis, with 88 minutes gone it is 2-1. There should not many groups within the land who’re that near them. Okay, we misplaced 4-1 – that is simply the additional high quality they’d.”
Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce: “Over the previous few years they have been the staff within the decrease divisions who’ve produced a shock. Whether or not it is within the FA Cup or Carabao Cup, they are a good facet. I watched their efficiency on the weekend and the one earlier than that once they beat Watford.
“Make no mistake, we have to method it proper as a result of it’s a tough place to go along with or without followers due to what they have on the pitch.
“They’re actually harmful opponents and we’ve got obtained an exquisite alternative however know what we’re up in opposition to. They’re an honest staff who’re flying excessive within the league on the minute, taking part in nicely and I have been impressed with what I’ve seen.”
What are the most recent odds?
Regardless of their glorious latest cup historical past, County is 11-2 in opposition to underdogs to win.
Newcastle is 4-9 on to emerge triumphant from south Wales.
The draw is 7-2.
Odds courtesy of the swimming pools.com.
The 2 groups have solely performed one another thrice in historical past and the final event was again in 1947 when Newport received a previous Division Two conflict 4-2.
The county is unbeaten this season, joint prime of League Two with two wins and a draw, whereas they’ve romped to the final 16 of the Carabao Cup.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle has a blended file. They received their Premier League opener at West Ham, then crashed to a 3-0 defeat at the house to Brighton earlier than grabbing a controversial last-gasp draw at Tottenham on the weekend.