Is Blackburn vs Newcastle on TV? Channel, kick-off time and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Eddie Howe and Newcastle travel to Blackburn for a must-win FA Cup tie  (PA Wire)
Eddie Howe and Newcastle travel to Blackburn for a must-win FA Cup tie (PA Wire)

Blackburn host Newcastle in the FA Cup fifth round tonight as the visitors look to save their season.

After qualifying for the Champions League last season, Newcastle have slipped to ninth in the table this campaign and were thrashed 4-1 by Arsenal at the weekend as their dismal defensive form continued.

But Eddie Howe believes Newcastle can still have a “very special” season as they look to win the club’s first domestic trophy since 1955.

Newcastle travel to a Blackburn side who have slipped to 18th in the Championship, just three points above the relegation zone, after a poor run of form.

Here’s everything you need to know, while you can get the latest FA Cup odds and tips, here.

When is Blackburn vs Newcastle?

The match will now kick off at 8pm after it was delayed by 15 minutes.

Blackburn said: “Kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes until 8pm in order to allow as many supporters as possible to enter the ground.”

How can I watch it?

Blackburn vs Newcastle will be shown live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport, with coverage starting from 7:30pm.

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Confirmed line-ups

Blackburn XI: Pears, Hyam, McFadzean, Wharton, Brittain, Buckley, Moran, Chrisene, Szmodics, Dolan, Gallagher

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Murphy, Isak, Gordon


Blackburn: 19/4

Draw: 17/4

Newcastle: 1/2


Blackburn 1-3 Newcastle