Just in case Newcastle are feeling over-confident about our game at Morecambe tomorrow night, there were a few shocks tonight in the Capital Cup second round games.
We watched the Liverpool game, and the Reds seemed to be very comfortable at half time with a 2-0 lead against League One side Notts County, but the third tier English side came storming back in the second half to score two goals and take the tie into extra time, and Liverpool finally rolled out 4-2 winners.
And Sunderland were losing 2-0 to MK Dons at home with just 12 minutes to go, but somehow managed to score four goals to save the day and run out 4-2 winners after 90 minutes, and into the third round of the competition.
Third tier English club Bristol City got the better of newly promoted Crystal Palace by a score of 2-1 at the Ashton Gate Stadium.
Fulham were also taken to extra time at Burton Albion, when Burton scored a late equalizer, and were then 2-1 up in extra time before Fulham equalized with just three minutes of extra time remaining, and it ended up 2-2 and went to penalties.
Fulham scraped through 5-4 on penalties after Phil Edwards was the unlucky one who missed his penalty for Burton Albion.
And QPR went down 2-0 to League One side Swindon at Loftus Road, with Nile Ranger scoring Swindon’s first goal after 38 minutes.
We don’t think it’s going to be an easy game for Newcastle tomorrow night by any means, and there has to be a result, so the game will go to extra time and penalties if necessary.
And this game should be a priority for Newcastle, because we have to try to do well in the two Cups this season – maybe even win one for a change, and that would be a big change.
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