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Newcastle United have been knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Sheffield Wednesday after falling to a 2-1 defeat. A double from Josh Windass secured a famous win for the South Yorkshire side with Bruno Guimaraes’ tap-in not enough to change the final result of the match. 

The result comes as an enormous shock given Newcastle’s tremendous form within the Premier League this season. It was only the north-east side’s second lack of the season after coming into the encounter as huge favourites.

Wednesday have enjoyed a superb season themselves, sitting second in League One as they seek a return to the Championship but weren’t expected to cause many problems for Eddie Howe’s side given the space between the teams. 

The Magpies dominated possession for much of the encounter but couldn’t make it count amid an inspiring display from the house team. The Owls were a relentless threat on the counter-attack, with Windass specifically an actual thorn within the Newcastle backline. 

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Newcastle are not any strangers to a cup shock after being knocked out of the competition by Cambridge United at St James’ Park last yr. The club have also been knocked out by Stevenage and Hereford prior to now in games they were widely expected to win. 

Howe’s focus will now switch to the League Cup with the Magpies in motion against Leicester on Tuesday as they seek their first domestic silverware since 1955. Within the meantime, the main focus and praise will rightly be on Wednesday following their well-deserved win. 

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