Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez made nine changes, which he indicated afterwards was to protect his club's promotion push.
But Newcastle fans, who made the trip, could not BELIEVE the team he put out.
That team was NEVER going to win that match.
It was a shambles. Players thrown together, put on the field to be humiliated.
What harm has that performance done to the kids in the team?
It was a mess ... and Rafa should admit that he threw in the towel!
"We didn't take our chances in the first half, then we missed a penalty," said the Spaniard, whose side sit second in the Championship table.
"And we didn't mark properly at corners. We paid for the first mistake in the second half.
"I feel sorry for our supporters because we wanted to go through in the cup.
"Mitrovic was working hard for his chances. I was not thinking of playing him for 90 minutes but he was getting the chances. He was unlucky.
"We had our chances but we didn't take them."