Newcastle fell at the first hurdle in their bid for a first FA Cup triumph since 1955 as they were beaten 2-1 by League One Sheffield Wednesday.
The Magpies, who had lost just once this season in all competitions before Saturday's reverse at Hillsborough, will be disappointed with their third-round exit but they are still set for an exciting second half of the season under Eddie Howe.
|What||FA Cup 2022/23|
|Where||The final is at Wembley Stadium, London|
|When||The final is on Saturday 3rd June|
|How to watch||Selected matches live on BBC and ITV|
|Odds||Manchester City 3/1, Liverpool 6/1, Manchester United 6/1, Arsenal 7/1, Tottenham|
Josh Windass's brace gave League One Sheffield Wednesday a famous 2-1 victory over high-flying in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, leaving the Magpies to focus on their 2022/23 Premier League and EFL Cup campaigns.
Newcastle came into the cup tie at Hillsborough in fine form, keeping six consecutive clean sheets either side of the World Cup break, and manager Howe will expect a positive response to their cup exit.
His side suffered an even bigger shock in the FA Cup this time last year, losing 1-0 at home to 12/1 shots , but they kicked on impressively in the league, finishing 11th having still been in the relegation zone in February.
This season, of course, Newcastle's sights are set far higher. They held Premier League leaders Arsenal to a goalless draw in their last league fixture and are 50/1 To Win Outright with Manchester City 4/7, Arsenal 7/4 and 25/1.
A more realistic target is qualifying for next season's Champions League and Newcastle are 1/1 to finish in the top four. Manchester City and Arsenal are long odds-on to fill two of the top four spots so 1/2 Manchester United, 8/11 Liverpool and 11/4 are expected to be the Magpies' direct rivals in that market.
And, despite their defeat to League One Wednesday, Newcastle's dream of lifting a first domestic trophy since 1955 is still alive this term. They are 13/2 third-favourites behind the two Manchester clubs to win the EFL Cup in which they host in Tuesday's quarter-final.
Newcastle are 13/20 to beat the Foxes in 90 minutes as they bid to get their impressive campaign back on track after Saturday's cup upset.
In one of the most stunning FA Cup upsets in recent times, Stevenage bounced back from Morgan Sanson's opener to produce the most unlikely turnaround to strike in the 88th and 90th minute to prevail 2-1 at Villa Park.
This shock defeat for Villa comes off the back of a positive run of form under new boss Unai Emery, who has overseen wins over the likes of Manchester United and Spurs since taking charge in November.
In light of this upturn in form, Aston Villa are now 6/4 to finish in the top half of the Premier League this season, and are 10/11 to bounce back from their surprise loss to Stevenage by recording a victory over at Villa Park on Friday night.
While Newcastle turn their attention to the top-four race in the Premier League, two more top-flight clubs knocked out of the FA Cup will be focusing on the scrap for survival at the bottom.
Forest, 1/1 to be relegated, were thrashed 4-1 at second-tier in the cup although Steve Cooper's men have shown far more defensive resilience in the league recently.
Having narrowly avoided the drop last season, Everton are 11/10 to be telegated and they have slipped into the bottom three after losing four of their last five league matches including a 4-1 home rout by last time out.
, who were unfortunate only to draw 2-2 at Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday, are also in the relegation zone but they have made a bright start under new manager Julen Lopetegui and are 25/1 to finish in the top half.
Wrexham, who famously knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup in January 1992, raced into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes and were 4-1 up before the hour-mark against a Sky Blues side reduced to 10 men.
However, Coventry scored twice to set up a nervy final 15 minutes for the Welsh visitors, who held on to book their place in the fourth round while they are also aiming to return to the Football League next season.
Wrexham are second in the National League, five points behind Notts County but with two games in hand. They are To Win Outright with County 5/4 and Chesterfield, who held in-form West Brom to a 3-3 draw in the cup on Saturday, 20/1.