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Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle: What Howe said

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has been speaking to BBC Match of the Day following the FA Cup defeat: "We tried our very best to force them into mistakes, but they didn't. They were very good. Conceding the two goals that we did, didn't help our cause.

"It was an uphill battle. We covered a lot of ground but, when we had our moments, our last pass was lacking.

"The difference is their technical quality and their players who can get out of tight situations. It's at the highest level. We are trying to get to their level.

"We have got 10 massive games left and we are only a few points below seventh place [in the Premier League], so we're looking to end the season on a high."