9 Jan 2011

Newcastle United humiliated in third round of the FA Cup

2:16 pm on 9 January 2011

English football premier league sideNewcastle United have been humiliated 3-1 by League Two (fourth division) Stevenage as four top-flight teams were knocked out by lowly opposition in the third round of the FA Cup.

Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Blackpool have also been eliminated.

Arsenal almost made the tally five but Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to score a last-minute penalty to earn the 10-times winners a 1-1 home draw with Championship (second division) side Leeds United.

Bolton Wanderers, seventh in the Premier League, needed late goals from Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander to scrape past minor league York City 2-0 while Everton, Fulham, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, West Ham United and Birmingham City also progressed.