FA Cup holders Arsenal down Newcastle; West Brom lose shoot-out

FA Cup holders Arsenal prevailed against Newcastle 2-0 in extra-time on Saturday to continue their defence into the fourth round. The first 90 minutes at the Emirates ended goalless despite Newcastle’s Andy Carroll missing a chance to clinch victory in the closing seconds. Emile Smith Rowe, who almost got sent off but saw the red card decision reversed by the video assistant referee (VAR), opened the scoring in the second half of extra-time. “It definitely wasn’t intentional,” Smith Rowe commented on the red card incident where he stuck his leg out at Sean Longstaff after giving away possessio…

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