Newcastle’s 54-year trophy drought continue in 2-0 defeat to Manchester City

Newcastle United’s hopes of ending their trophy drought were dashed as they fell 2-0 to Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The defeat marks another disappointing season for the Magpies, who haven’t lifted a trophy since 1969.

Despite Newcastle’s spirited efforts, they struggled to match the quality of Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium.

Bernardo Silva’s deflected shot and a second goal before halftime sealed City’s victory, leaving Newcastle with no silverware yet again.

FA Cup: Newcastle's 54-year trophy drought continue in 2-0 defeat to Manchester City
Bernado Silva bagged double for City in the encounter – Getty image

The Toon’s supporters, numbering 8,000 in the away end, sang throughout the game, but their team couldn’t find a breakthrough against City’s defense.

Alexander Isak’s close-range volley was the closest the vicitors came to scoring.

Newcastle’s season has been marred by injuries to key players, a congested fixture schedule, and tough cup draws.

Despite Eddie Howe’s efforts to guide them to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, they have struggled to replicate that success in the current campaign.

While the Europa Conference League remains a possibility for Newcastle, they will need to find consistency and hope for results to go their way.

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