Newcastle look to have turned their league form around and, as news arrives concerning a breakthrough in takeover negotiations, Rafael Benítez and his team host League Two Luton Town in the FA Cup.

While the Hatters sit atop the fourth tier, Newcastle should face little difficulty in progressing at St James' Park and after a poor run of form any victory will be welcome by the Magpies faithful.

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