Having successfully negotiated a potential banana skin in the third round, the Hornets head to the north east for the next stop on the journey that has led to a first FA Cup final appearance in 35 years.

On paper, the away game at Newcastle United looked a much trickier tie for Watford to navigate than Woking.

The Magpies had tasted success against the Hornets at home earlier in the season - their very first win of the campaign in fact - and in Rafa Benitez they possess an adversary that has masterminded some of the most memorable cup victories the world has ever known.

However, Newcastle aren't Liverpool and this was far from Istanbul. In fact, the Magpies have only ever made it to round five of the tournament once since Mike Ashley bought the club and this year, they followed suit once again.

Following a sleep-inducing first half of little action, the Hornets emerged with renewed vigour and purpose and set about killing off the striped bird with two stones.

Andre Gray squandered a chance by impatiently lashing the ball over the bar, before minutes later making good on a promise to not be so wasteful again.

Isaac Success lived up to his name in the game's dying moments, flicking an awkward cross into Martin Dubravka's goal and the tie was sealed.

A trip to round five was the Hornets' reward and the belief that this year could be something special was starting to simmer.