'Difficult' - Newcastle United co-owner issues 13-word message supporters after Fulham win

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Newcastle United fans travelled in their thousands to London despite the travel difficulties.

Newcastle United co-owner Jamie Reuben has thanked supporters for making the "difficult" journey to West London on Saturday night.

Eddie Howe's side were backed by 3,800 travelling Geordies at Craven Cottage as they beat Fulham 2-0 to advance into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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It was a sold-out away end, despite the 7pm kick-off time. With no trains available after the game, it meant thousands of fans were forced to fork out hundreds of pounds to stay in the capital overnight.

And their commitment wasn't lost on Reuben, who posted on X after the game: "Thank you to all travelling @NUFC supporters for making the difficult journey down".

A goal in either half by Sean Longstaff and Dan Burn at least gave them something to celebrate. Indeed, it was only the third time Newcastle have won outside of the North East this season.

Asked about the away record, Howe told NewcastleWorld: "It's strange, isn't it? When you look at us in the cups it has been OK, we just haven't transferred that across into the Premier League which has been a huge frustration for us.

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"But I can't see any reasons why we can't or why we shouldn't start winning away from home. We prided ourselves last year on being hard to beat and hard to score against. That has been missing this year but hopefully that will return."

Howe's men will be backed by another strong away following when they make the Premier League trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday night (kick-off 8:15pm).

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