Date: 29th June 2020 at 7:25am
Written by: Shaun Williamson

Newcastle United’s FA Cup run ended at the quarter-final stage as they were well-beaten by current holders Manchester City at St James’ Park last night.

The visitors took the lead eight minutes before half-time after being gifted a spot-kick when surprise starter Fabian Schar pushed Gabriel Jesus to the floor on his second attempt before Raheem Sterling fired one past Karl Darlow halfway through the second period.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies now only have their league standing to battle for.

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Despite no supporters being in attendance in the northeast, many tuned in from home with the game broadcast live on BBC, and it was the error-prone Swiss defender received the brunt of criticism on social media.

It was Schar’s first start since the defeat to Crystal Palace back in February and the £11.7m-rated ace was slammed for being a “liability” by some fans whilst others called him an “absolute clown.”

Per SofaScore, the 28-year-old picked up a 6.6 rating after losing possession 15 times, having a 55% pass accuracy from just 24 attempts but did record five tackles and four interceptions.

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