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Longstaff, Burn give Newcastle United FA Cup victory

Sports Desk, Jan 27 (EFE).- Goals from Sean Longstaff and Dan Burn led to victory Saturday at Craven Cottage, in London, against Fulham as Newcastle qualified for the round of 16 of the English soccer FA Cup.

In the duel between two Premier League teams, it was Eddie Howe’s side who appeared superior and more effective in attack during their 0-2 win. The visiting team opened the scoring six minutes before half-time, when Sean Longstaff put a pass from Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes into the net.

And at the hour mark, he helped seal victory in a play that was born from a corner kick taken by Kieran Trippier, headed by Sven Botman but stopped by Slovakian goalkeeper Marek Rodak. Dan Burn collected the rebound and took a sharp shot that hit the net.

Like Newcastle, Luton and Brighton emerged victorious in the clashes between Premier teams against Everton and Sheffield United, respectively, and reached the round of 16 along with Leicester – from second division – and Maidstone, from the sixth tier of English soccer.

The match between Leeds and Plymouth, which ended 1-1, will go to a replay.

Vitali Mykolenko’s own goal and Cauley Woodrow’s added goal, which was decisive, gave a 1-2 victory at Goodison Park to Luton, who advanced to the fourth round just like Brighton, who overwhelmed Sheffield United at Bramall Lane by a 2-5 scoreline.

Brazil’s Joao Pedro, author of a hat trick, led the classification of Roberto de Zerbi’s team. Argentine Facundo Bounanotte and Danny Welbeck scored the visitors’ goals.

Leeds squandered the advantage Jaidon Anthony gave them 30 minutes in and could not beat Plymouth, who took the duel to replay with Adam Randell’s goal in the second half.

Leicester beat Birmingham 3-0, with goals from Jamie Vardy, Yunus Akgun and Dennis Praet and advanced to the round of 16 just like sixth-place Maidstone, which surprised and beat Ipswich 1-2.

Newcastle, Luton, Brighton, Leicester and Maidstone joined Bournemouth and Manchester City on the trip to the round of 16 of the cup. EFE

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