If Newcastle fans want a cup run Bruce can still deliver it

Christian Atsu Disappointed With Newcastle United Results Against Watford


Atsu came on for the injured Allan Saint-Maximin at Tottenham on Sunday, and arguably changed the whole game in Newcastle's favour.

Last season marked 20 years since Newcastle last featured in an FA Cup final, and if they can get some sort of traction going in the knockout competition then there's no reason why they can't make it past at least the fourth round to end the club's bad recent run in the cup.

"It's not great news", said Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday's game with bottom side Watford.

"I thought Isaac just went for a challenge and I thought it was an aerial duel", Bruce said after the game, as quoted by the Northern Echo.

Defender Fabian Schar levelled four minutes before the break, and although replays suggested the ball had hit Isaac Hayden's hand as he challenged Craig Dawson during the build-up, the goal was allowed to stand. "Hopefully when he gets one, he'll get off and running because the two big chances fell to him today, but his work-rate and his appetite and his energy, and he's a good footballer, the kid". He was the ideal and most profitable supervisor working within the backside half of the Premier League.

'But still we're here with one point and especially at home, we wanted to get a win, but that's the game'.

Hughes told the club's official website: 'We haven't played to our standards this season and results are showing. However, if the fans are desperate for a cup run then the FA Cup is still a viable option.

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