Demba Ba

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Newcastle United's FA Cup third round tie against Blackburn Rovers will take place on Saturday, 7th January, 2012, the Club can confirm.

Kicking-off at 3pm at the Sports Direct Arena, it will be the third time that the Magpies have faced Steve Kean's side, running out 3-1 winners in September thanks to Demba Ba's hat-trick, before falling to a 4-3 defeat after extra-time in the Carling Cup.

The match has not been selected for live television broadcast, and if a replay is required it will take place at Ewood Park on Wednesday, 18th January, 2012, with an 8pm kick-off.