Bruce Still Believes We Can Get To Wembley

Last updated : 10 February 2020 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce believes it was a "significant" moment for the club to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 14 years.

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The Premier League side survived a huge scare in Tuesday's fourth-round replay against League One Oxford United, who came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and take the game to extra time.

Neither side could then be separated and it looked like penalties would be needed until Allan Saint-Maximin's spectacular strike secured the win.

"I know what it means for the city and the supporters, who have come a million miles to get here tonight, a couple of thousand of them," said Bruce.

"We are into the next round. We have made hard work of it against Rochdale and now Oxford but I think we thoroughly deserved to get through.

"I think it is significant for the club to get into the fifth round for the first time since 2006."

"It was a hairy cup tie, great for the neutral but awful for myself and the fans," added Bruce.

"It wouldn't be Newcastle without a story and if that's the story let's go to West Bromwich Albion and carry it on.

"When you look back and put your slippers on the FA Cup final is still a huge moment in this country. It was rekindled for me when I got there as manager of Hull City against Arsenal in 2014 and I vowed that I would never play weakened teams.

"A club like Newcastle can win five games and get to Wembley."