Let's Be A Hero And Beat The Mackems!

Last updated : 06 February 2015 By Footy Mad - Editor

It was a tight game at the Stadium of Light, with both teams mainly made up of respective under-18s players. Although both Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman have featured in the Newcastle first-team squad in recent times.

Neither side were able to break the deadlock in normal time and extra time and the match went to penalties.

It was goalkeeper Woodman who turned out to be the hero for Newcastle, saving spot kicks from both Dan Casey and Elliot Embleton. The Magpies won the shootout 3-1, handing them a Sixth Round tie against defending champions Chelsea.

Freddie Woodman: “It was always in the back of mind that it might go to penalties.

“I was thinking about it, dreaming about it, the night before the game so I knew which way I was going to go.

“I knew which way I was going to go. I didn’t have to look at the person taking the penalty. I just knew which way to go. It worked really well.

“It sounds like a line to say I was dreaming about it. I do think that every cup game is going to go to pens.

“So I’ve thought ‘let’s be a hero’ and it Wednesday night was the night.

“When it went to penalties, I just knew the game was won. I looked up to my mum and dad and I said to them that the game was won, I just felt really confident.”

Woodman is from London, he’s actually a West Ham United fan.

Woodman said: “I’m not a Geordie but I know what it means to them when we beat Sunderland.

“It was a great feeling to make the saves and then hear our fans chant my name.”