Newcastle have been taken to a replay in the third round of the FA cup for the third time in the past four seasons, progressing on the past two occasions.
But this was what the TV companies wanted, and why it was brought forward and shown on telly. The unpredictable FA Cup creates its own upsets every season, and the reason why the country loves it.
Rochdale have won only one of their 17 FA Cup matches against top-flight opposition, a 2-1 win against Coventry back in January 1971. But a shock was always on the cards.
Simply because the Magpies have won just one of their past 17 away FA Cup matches, beating Blackburn 4-2 in January 2019.
At 40 years 75 days, Aaron Wilbraham is the oldest goalscorer for a Football League club in the FA Cup since Jamie Cureton for Dagenham & Redbridge against Whitehawk in December 2015.