Would Defeat Be A Shock?

Last updated : 02 January 2020 By Footy Mad - Editor

There could be a huge upset on the cards when League One Rochdale welcome Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Can the hosts upset the odds and slay a Premier League giant?

The game is shown on BT Sport.

League One strugglers Rochdale welcome Premier League Newcastle United to Greater Manchester for what promises to be a classic FA Cup third-round clash.

The hosts are currently 18th in the third tier of English football but will be eyeing up a famous cup upset in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Newcastle have not reached the fifth round of the famous old competition since 2006 when they were knocked out by Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

As part of the Football Associations's new Heads Up, all of this weekend's third-round fixtures will kick off one-minute later than usual.

Saturday's clash at Spotland Stadium will kick-off at 12.31pm, with the minute delay designed to encourage supporters to think about their mental health.

Yes ... I am being serious.