‘We’re coming’ - Man City goal machine sent brutal warning to Newcastle United ahead of FA Cup draw

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Erling Haaland bagged five goals in brutal fashion to put Luton Town to the sword on Tuesday - and booked a quarter-final clash against Newcastle United

Erling Haaland delivered a ruthless five-goal reminder to Newcastle United ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash.

As the Magpies laboured to a penalty shoot-out win over Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City thrashed Luton Town to book their spot in the next round. Haaland bagged five in a 6-2 over Luton Town to rekindle his best form following an unsurprisingly lean spell.

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Newcastle fans were left reeling when the FA Cup draw was made 24 hours later, with City away - arguably the toughest game in world football - coming out of the hat. The Magpies have won just once at the Etihad since its opening in 2003-04.

That triumph came in 2014 when Alan Pardew’s youthful side dumped the champions out of the League Cup, with Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko grabbing the goals. However, fast forward to the present and both sides have fought close battles this season.

City edged out 1-0 and 3-2 league victories but hopes of a historic quadruple were quashed in September when Newcastle earned a 1-0 win at St James’ Park. A trip to the Etihad provides a sterner test, with Pep Guardiola’s men clicking into gear.

Haaland is buoyant after brutally putting Luton to the sword on Tuesday - and sent a warning to the rest of the competition. He told TNT Sports post-match: “I am getting back to my best. Finally, I am feeling good. It’s an amazing feeling. It’s coming, we’re coming. Exciting times ahead. We are ready to attack.

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“We made a plan here and ­everyone stuck to it perfectly. Kevin De Bruyne is massive. He is doing what he is best at. It’s a pleasure playing with him. We know what we both want from each other and it clicks well. He is a smart player.”

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