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6th Jan, 2018 | 4:54pm

'Shambolic without him', 'Sue the FA Cup' – Newcastle fans distraught after injury in clash v Luton

Newcastle United put Luton Town to the sword in the FA Cup, beating them 3-1 to go through to the next round of the competition.
Goals in the first half from Ayoze Perez and Jonjo Shelvey resigned the Hatters to their fate but it was the injury to Jamaal Lascelles that had the Magpies supporters talking about how they would fare without the England U21 international.
The Newcastle centre-back and captain picked up the worrying injury in the 31st minute and had to be substituted – he was replaced by Isaac Hayden.
Lascelles has made 17 appearances for Rafa Benitez’s side this season and has been an integral member of the Magpies backline.
Benitez selected a strong starting XI to face the League Two side, signalling the importance the competition has for the Spanish manager.
But he may now regret that decision in light of the injury to his defender.
Newcastle play Swansea City in the Premier League next Saturday, in a must-win game, and will hope to have the 24-year-old ready for action in their quest to gain maximum points against the Welsh side.
Here is a selection of tweets from concerned Newcastle fans:


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