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Toon v Stags - Facts And Figures

Toon v Stags - Facts And Figures

Newcastle United and League Two Mansfield meet for the first time in the FA Cup, and only the second time ever. They originally clashed in the First Round of the 1992/93 Coca Cola (League) Cup. Gavin Peacock scored twice as the Magpies won the first leg 2-1 at St James'. The second leg was goalless.

With only one point from the holiday matches, two wins in nine and a lengthy injury to Michael Owen, Newcastle manager Graeme Souness is under intense pressure. But his side have not lost a home game since August, winning four and drawing three of the last seven.

The Tyneside club achieved their best FA Cup performance for five years when losing to Manchester United in the semi-finals last season, after knocking out Chelsea and Tottenham.

Mansfield Town are 77 places lower than Newcastle on the League ladder, with one win from five matches and five points from four festive fixtures. Peter Shirtliff's side are facing Premiership opposition in the FA Cup for the first time since defeat at Leicester four years ago.

The Stags have qualified for the Third Round for the second time in three years, but have not progressed beyond this stage since reaching the Fourth Round in 1988. Their best ever performance in the competition saw them appear in the Quarter-finals 37 years ago when they dismissed West Ham in the round of the last 16.

The defeat of the Hammers was the last time Mansfield humiliated a top flight club, while Newcastle have not been knocked out by lower division opposition since Wolves beat them in the Third Round in 2003.



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