An out of form Newcastle United were drawn at home to League Two high-flyers Luton Town in the FA Cup third round draw on Monday night, and Magpies fans are divided on the tie.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 4, 2017
Despite enjoying a decent start to the season, the Tyneside outfit have lost five of their last six Premier League matches to drop closer to the relegation zone.
The home match against the Hatters in the New Year will certainly be seen as a big chance for Rafa Benitez’s men to advance to the fourth round and get some confidence, but it won’t be easy against a Hatters side that are top of England’s fourth tier and have scored 48 goals in 20 league games this term.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the draw via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While one labelled it as a “great opportunity to progress”, another said it is “going to be embarrassing when Luton turn us over”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@JordanWiffin97 lets go, due a fa cup run
— Connor Dickson (@ConnorDickson_) December 4, 2017
No chance play the under 21s
— j°n Çr@GG$ (@craggs0) December 4, 2017
Hoping NUFC can perform better and get back onto a winning streak than this 6 games losing streak we having…
— Jobber Squad (@RealJobberSquad) December 4, 2017
Knocked out by Luton. Grim.
— Odds On Fantasy Premier League (@OddsOnFPL) December 4, 2017
Please don't get beat
— Paul (@Paul_Boyle2) December 4, 2017
Luton at home in the 3rd round of the FA cup, I’ll take that. Its a shame Gateshead could have done them at the weekend, would have loved that!#InsteadTheyTwatedUsFiveNil #GiveUsACupRun! #IfOnly #NUFC
— Brian Marshall (@Bri_Marsha) December 4, 2017
At home to Luton? We’ll probably still lose! #nufc
— Lee Bettinson (@Lee_J11) December 4, 2017
— andrew anthoney (@andytoon30) December 4, 2017
Going to be embarrassing when Luton turn us over at St James’ Park #nufc
— Harry Bellew (@harrybellew) December 4, 2017
Home to Luton Town. I'll take that. Great opportunity to progress for #NUFC! ⚽⛿
— James Martin (@i_jamesmartin) December 4, 2017