Cardiff City beat Crystal Palace tonight in the Carling Cup semi-final when they won 3-1 on penalties.
Wilfried Zaha – top young youngster
That was after the score was 1-0 to Cardiff after 90 minutes and after extra time, and on display for Palace were at least players Newcastle have been interested in – 20 year-old right back Nathaniel Clyne and 19 year-old winger/striker Wilfried Zaha.
21 year-old striker/winger Sean Scannell has also been linked with Newcastle, and he came on as a sub after 75 minutes and looked impressive.
Cardiff City went ahead after just 7 minutes when Anthony Gardner scored an own goal, and Cardiff were well on top and hit the woodwork three times in the game.
And after 78 minutes Palace were reduced to 10 men when McCarthy was handed a second booking.
And we suppose Newcastle fans had been tweeting to Lee Ryder about Zaha during the game on TV.
And Lee Ryder, the chief correspondent for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, tweeted this just about 20 minutes ago:
“All those asking about Zaha , have been reporting #nufc interest since October, watch this space”
That’s a very interesting tweet.
Is Lee letting the cat out of the bag?
Wilfried is a great little player with lots of skill, and if Newcastle can get this player through the door at St. James’ Park, it will be another coup for Newcastle.
For the record, Zaha has played 75 times with 6 goals and 7 assists for Crystal Palace, and he has also played twice for the England U21 side..