Newcastle United co-owner reacts to FA Cup exit - and sends classy message to Sheffield Wednesday

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The Newcastle United co-owner provided his thoughts on the FA Cup third round exit to Sheffield Wednesday.

Jamie Reuben has called on Newcastle United to forget their shock FA Cup defeat and focus on a big second half to the season.

Eddie Howe’s side were dumped out at the third round stage for the second successive campaign after a Josh Windass brace cancelled out Bruno Guimaraes’ tap-in.

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Howe shared supporters’ huge disappointment after the game but Reuben wants everyone to put the Hillsborough defeat quickly behind them.

The Magpies co-owner tweeted: “It happens, The team worked hard but it wasn’t meant to be congratulations to @swfc and best of luck for the next round. Big 2h of the season for @NUFC.”

Newcastle sit third in the Premier League table after the opening 18 games and host Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Beat Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes and United will play in their first semi-final since 2005 when Graeme Souness was in charge.

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