Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lovenkrands hits majestic Toon hat-trick

Newcastle 3
Plymouth 0
FA cup third round replay

Peter Lovenkrands blasted home a majestic hat-trick to help Newcastle ease past Plymouth Argyle at St James' Park last night.

The reward for Chris Hughton's high-flying Magpies is a trip to big Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round.

Lovenkrands opened his account as early as the 10th minute. Jonas Gutierrez sent the ball in from the from the left wing and the former Rangers striker was on hand to blast home from 12 yards.

And Gutierrez was again the provider for Lovenkrands' second after 40 minutes when his cross, again from the left, was headed to the net to the delight of the Toon faithful.

Kevin Nolan set up the Dane's hat-trick in the 72nd minute.

His job more than satisfactorily completed, Lovenkrands was replaced by Ryan Donaldson in the 88th minute.

Irish Independent

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