John Carver and Robbie Savage react to Newcastle United’s defeat to Leicester City in FA Cup

Newcastle United went down 1-0 to Leicester City away from home in the third round of the FA Cup this evening.

Newcastle United caretaker-manager John Carver has admitted his disappointment at his side’s failure to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Magpies lost 1-0 to Leicester City in the third round of the competition at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Leonardo Ulloa’s goal in the 39th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides, as Newcastle gave a very disappointing performance.

Carver was not happy with the players’ display and told BBC Sport: "Newcastle's fans should expect better. I'm one of them. I've been there with them and I would be the same.

“They travelled all this way having spent a lot of money over the festive period, and they're entitled to their opinions.

“The one thing as far as I was concerned is that I wasn't going to let our players leave the pitch before going over and thanking the fans. And I was right there at the front, and so I should be because I can take it, I'm a big boy.”

Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage followed the match and was less than impressed with Carver’s team selection.

“For Newcastle, this was the only trophy they could possibly have won this season,” he told BBC Sport. “If John Carver really wanted the managerial job permanently, why didn't he play his strongest team today?

“Ridiculous decision. It can't always be about avoiding Premier League relegation for Newcastle United."

Newcastle are currently 10th in the Premier League table with 27 points from 20 matches.

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