FT: Brighton 2 Newcastle 0

That is it - Brighton comfortably into the fourth round. Thanks for your company today.

As the game winds down I will leave the final word to Newcastle fan Ben Rainford: "We will never win a game if our attacking force or as in previous games are replacements are Nile Ranger and Sammy Ameobi. So naive of Pardew. I blame him for this total farce."

There will be three added minutes. Lua Lua goes on another run into the Toon box but is not quite sure where he is going and soon loses the ball.

Dummett nearly caught out by Sanchez in the left-back position but he recovers well enough to clear.

GOAL BRIGHTON: Hoskins looks to have sealed it for hosts as Lopez finds him with a pinpoint pass in the Toon box and he slides the ball under Elliot with the minimum of fuss.

Lua Lua has proved a real handful since his introduction and he fires a 20-yard shot just wide of the upright.

Corner to Brighton on the left.

Hammond off and Andrew Crofts on for the home team.

Lua Lua sets up Bridge on the edge of the Toon area but his shot loops off James Tavernier and goes behind.

Ranger and Ameobi pressure the Brighton backline again but the ball deflects behind off the latter for a goal-kick.

It is all Toon as they seek an equaliser. Would not be the biggest shock in the world either judged on the last 10 minutes.

Another chance for Newcastle to get the ball into the Brighton area from a free-kick but El-Abd heads clear.

Great cross from the left by Dummett and Ankergren once again has to be called into action to palm the ball away.

Ranger wins a header from a free-kick on the edge of the Brighton box but Ameobi can't get the ball out from under his feet. More pressure from Newcastle and Ankergren is forced to claw the ball away after a deflected Ameobi cross.

Marveaux has a powerful volley superbly blocked by Bridcutt. The subsequent corner is headed back across the six-yard box by Williamson and Ranger then heads over the bar.

Ranger has the chance to cross down the left but there is no support. He tries to go back to find a team-mate but his pass is cut out.

Will Hoskins on for Mackail-Smith while Sylvain Marveaux comes into the game for Obertain.

Anita fires a deep diagonal ball for Santon to chase on the edge of the Brighton area but it is far too strong.

Sammy Ameobi crosses from the right but there are no Newcastle players in the box and El-Abd clears under no pressure.

Obertain shoved off the ball in midfield and it is all to easy for the home side.

Lua Lua tries to get around the back again down the left but his attempted cross is behind for a Newcastle goal-kick.

The lively Lua Lua has the Toon defence back-peddaling again but his shot from inside the box lacks conviction.

Sky Bet latest: "Is there any hope for Newcastle now? They're 25/1 to win and 6/1 to earn a replay with a draw."

Shola Ameobi catches Lopez and it is a second yellow so the Toon captain is sent off.

Lively start from Lua Lua down the left and he wins Brighton a corner.

Scorer Orlandi goes off for Brighton and Kazenga Lua Lua comes on in his place.

Newcastle exposed again as Orlandi crosses from the left but Birgirimana just gets back in time to make an important interception.

Sloppy by Anita in midfield as he gives the ball away. Brighton try to break but don't really have enough numbers in attack.

Anita wins a header in the Brighton box under pressure - it drops to Ranger on the turn but he volleys into the crowd.

Good run from Santon through the centre but his ball to Ranger is just off target.

Orlandi picks up the ball on the left and cuts inside onto his right foot and altough he makes good contact from 25 yards, his shot is over the bar.

Orlandi crosses from the left after Brighton are left with plenty of space in midfield but it is cleared by Mike Williamson.

Chance for Ranger in the Brighton box as he gets between two defenders but the ball is just too high for him and he can't make contact.

Shola Ameobi in the book.

Dicker almost threads a ball through to Mackail-Smith but the latter is bundled off the ball.

Changes for Newcastle with Nile Ranger and Paul Dummett on for Mehdi Abeid and James Perch.

Another disgruntled Toon fan Ashley Baldock says: "You would have thought that newcastle would go all out for the win today. With the way in which they have started to slip in the premier league you would have reckoned they would go for 1 bit of silverware this season. But have to give it to Brighton for a very good first half performance."

Neil Denney says: "How awful are we at the moment!! Sell yet another top quality player and bring in..... Yes that's right nobody. Losing to Brighton in the cup and Pardew says he wants us to have a good run in the cup but fields the team he has. Well I guess all we have to look forward to us a gruelling relegation battle. The joys of being a Newcastle fan!!"

Sky Bet say that Brighton are now 4/11 to hold on for victory and book their place in the next round. Newcastle have been price boosted by the firm to 11s to win 2-1.

The whistle goes for the break.

Obertain gets in behind the fullback after a smart ball from Santon but he stays on his feet under pressure and can't quite find a pass to a team-mate in the box.

There will be just one added minute.

Still no real threat from Toon and a deep cross from the right goes out of play over Askergren's crossbar.

El-Abd just fails to get on the end of a long Brighton free-kick into the Toon box and the ball is behind for a goal-kick.

Abeid goes in the book for a lunging tackle on Hammond. A bit harsh as he does get the ball.

Here is a quick betting update from Sky Bet: "Can Newcastle battle back? They're now 8/1 for victory with Shola Ameobi the 6/1 favourite to score next."

Good ball over the top down the left flank from Lopez but Bridge has just strayed offside.

Katy Quinn is not a happy Toon fan: "As an NUFC fan I feel we have no hope whatsoever today. Bitterly disappointed with the team we have put out, no real game changers on the bench except for Marveux. How much more humiliation do the club want to pile on to us by going out of the F.A. Cup in the first round we play in. We will never get anywhere with a board who won't invest. P.s. I have seen much worse having had a season ticket for 28 years now but we are going downhill FAST."

Anita sizes up a chance from 30 yards but the execution is poor and he fires well wide of the target.

Toon try and respond quickly but Shola Ameobi's shot from the edge of the area is tame and easily saved.

GOAL BRIGHTON: Superb opener from Andrea Orlandi out of nothing. Bridge chases down a long ball on the left, crosses into the Toon area and Orlandi turns well to fire past Elliot into the corner.

Interesting tussle developing between Shola Ameobi and Adam El-Abd.

Newcastle have been a lot better in the last 10 minutes. Nice run and cross down the left by the excellent Santon but Shola Ameobi can't make anything of it.

Sammy Ameobi is getting plenty of attention and another hefty challenge does see him win a free-kick on halfway. The delivery is poor and goes behind for a Brighton goal-kick.

Sammy Ameobi appeals for another free-kick but nothing doing this time.

Hammond is in the book for a challenge on Sammy Ameobi before the Brigirimana attempt on goal. Lee Probert had let play go on.

Newcastle corner after Gael Birgirimana's shot is parried by Ankergren and then headed behind. The restart is delivered but well cleared with his head by Barnes.

Great run from Obertain down the right after Wayne Bridge slips - he gets into the Brighton box but his cross is poor.

Things have gone a bit flat. Wish I had more to report!

Sammy Ameobi tries to make a nusiance of himself up front but is comfortably shaken off the ball.

Still waiting to see any real any attacking intent from the visitors. Vurnon Anita gets to the edge of the Brighton box but loses control and the home defence tidies up.

The game still being played mostly in the Newcastle half and now it is a three near the touchline for Brighton. Lopez takes the throw-in deep into the penalty area, collects a return and fires a stinging shot from an acute angle which Elliot claims well.

Mehdi Abeid tries to chase down a long ball on the right but it goes out for a Brighton throw deep in their own half.

Newcastle still very much on the backfoot. Headed clearance comes off the shin of Davide Santon, and it is a Brighton throw.

Thanks to Gordon from Ireland: "As Toon fans, we are used to our ups and downs, so we will pick ourselves up and get on with it. We proved that there was life after Andy Carroll left, and we'll prove it again after Ba left us. Time for us to shine. C'mon The Toon!!!"

Mackail-Smith and Barnes both go down under pressure inside the Toon box but no realistic shouts for a penalty.

Another good chance for Brighton as Liam Bridcutt's long crossfield ball finds David Lopez down the right and his cross is headed back across the face of the Newcastle goal dangerously by Gary Dicker before being cleared.

Brighton far more composed in the early stages and a first chance for Newcastle as Gabriel Obertain has a shot-come cross from outside the area get a deflection and loop into the arms of Casper Ankergren.

Andrea Orlandi tries to thread a ball through into the Newcastle area but it is just too strong and Rob Elliot.

More possession for Brighton and more panicky defending from Newcastle after a deep cross from the left. Ashley Barnes and and Hammond both have half chances but the ball is behind for a Toon goal-kick.

The corner is delivered and Newcastle fail to clear. The ball eventually breaks to Dean Hammond near the edge of the area but he fires well over the bar.

Early break down the right from Mackail-Smith and his cross is deflected behind fopr a corner.

Brighton get the match under way.

Not long until kick-off now with the teams on the pitch.

Gibbo has a quick word for Jeff: "Jeff what are u talking about boring to watch. 4-3 man u and 7-3 arsenal open your eyes!"

A quick update from Sky Bet - it is 13/10 Brighton, 9/5 Newcastle and 13/5 the draw. Home favourite Craig Mackail-Smith is 11/2 to open the scoring.

Jeff Gatenby is all over a home win: "I fancy Brighton to win easy today. Newcastle are a long ball team and awful to watch so I expect Brighton to outplay them today."

Many thanks to Gibbo of Blaydon: "Come on the toon! I predict a 3- 1 win for us today with shola on the score sheet once or twice!" Ameobi named captain today.

Pre-match news: Newcastle make five changes, omitting striker Papiss Cisse from the squad altogether. Rob Elliot starts in goal and Shola Ameobi was named captain in a weakened team that demonstrated manager Alan Pardew's priority was the Barclays Premier League. Brighton name winger Will Buckley, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, on the bench.

Here is the Newcastle team: Elliot, Tavernier, Perch, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Abeid, Bigirimana, Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi. Subs: Krul, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Ranger, Ferguson, Dummett, Campbell.

Here is the Brighton team: Ankergren, David Lopez, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge, Bridcutt, Hammond, Orlandi, Barnes, Mackail-Smith, Dicker. Subs: Kuszczak, Dunk, Hoskins, Crofts, Dobbie, LuaLua, Buckley.

Gavyn Lewis says: As a Newcastle fan I am not surprised to see where we are in the league as we should of brought players to progress from last season. The only way we can win a trophy is have a strong team in the cup games. Newcastle to win 2-0 but experience will make the difference."

Good afternoon to Seamus Deery in Ireland, who says: "Hey, Seamus here from Ireland. My prediction is a 1-1 draw and the jordies to win the replay. Think Newcastle will play quite well today, despite losing Ba. The new young keeper I believe will do well too."

Good afternoon and welcome along to the start of the FA Cup third round today. A tasty clash to get us underway too - drop me a line at david.john@bskyb.com with your predictions on how things will go!

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