Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2 – Full Match Report


Here is our full report of the game tonight, and Newcastle played very well for 90 minutes and held Manchester City to a 0-0 draw, but then two goals in extra time were enough to put the visitors into the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup, and City now have a game at Leicester City, the only non Premier League team left in the competition.

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Fourth Round - Newcastle United v Manchester City - St James' Park

Mike Williamson in action in the first half

Newcastle kicked off against what was essentially a second eleven for Manchester City, and the lads started this game a lot quicker than we did at Sunderland on Sunday.

After eight minutes a great knock-on header from Shola Ameobi had Cisse hitting the ball just wide of the post, but it was a decent chance for the Senegal striker.

On 10 minutes Negredo came on for the injured Jovetic, who seemed to have a calf injury, which meant Pellegrini could only bring a couple of his top players in the second half, if he needed to.

Newcastle were playing well, but after 25 minutes Manchester City attacked down their left wing, and there was no sign of Debuchy, who had been caught up field but Newcastle managed to clear the cross into the box.

And then on 30 minutes Shola Ameobi, who was showing up well had a good shot that Pantilimon saved well down to his left, to put the ball out for a corner.

And then two minutes later Shola had the ball into the net, but he was offside, but Papiss Cisse had a good chance and he really should have had the ball in the back of the net.

But Cisse shoot wide and found Ameobi half a yard offside as the Nigerian had the ball in the back of the net – that was a very good chance missed.

Half time came and Newcastle had been the better side, and should really have been ahead on the two or three decent chances we had, with Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita both having good games in central midfield for the Magpies, the back four looking comfortable with Haidara showing up well art left back – this lad’s a good player in the making.

Paul Dummett came on for Haidara who was seen limping of at half time.

City were upping their game and two good clearances by Yanga-Mbiwa as he headed a dangerous cross for a corner, and them made a s great interception of a good through ball.

Sissoko then had a decent chance after an hour, but he blazed over the bar from just outside the penalty area.

A bad mistake by Krul almost gifted Manchester City a goal as he was covering the ball as it went out for a corner but Navas  got the ball and put it back to former Newcastle winger James Milner who hit the ball just over the cross-bar.

After 67 minutes Yohan Cabaye came on for Shola Ameobi, who had a good game.

City were starting to press Newcastle and after 78 minutes Negredo had  a chance and Krul only just clawed his chip shot away for a corner.

On 80 minutes Ben Arfa came on for Mike Williamson, which seemed an odd change.

A decent  shot by Papiss Cisse was easily saved by the goalkeeper after 83 minutes.

Then Yoan Gouffran had a wonderful chance to win the game for Newcastle, when a Cabaye cross came into the box and he headed the ball just wide from six yards out – and he should have scored.

The full time whistle blew and the game went into extra time,

After 99 minutes Manchester City went ahead when a good run down the left wing saw Edin Dzeko cross into the box and  Negredo easily tapped the ball home past Krul, to break the deadlock.

And then after 104 minutes Dzeko was through the middle and he rounded Tim Krul to put he ball into the back of the net,  and the game looked over for Newcastle, as City penetrated the Newcastle defense twice in just five minutes, as they raised the level of their game.

And although Newcastle tried to come back and Ben Arfa had a shot kicked off the line by Lescott, for the 13th time in the last 15 games against Manchester City we ended up on the losing side.

And we now have only a few days to recover from this tough game, before we have to face Chelsea.

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Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara (Paul Dummett 46, Hatem Ben Arfa 81); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi (Yohan Cabaye 67), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Costel Pantilimon; Micah Richards, Dedryck Boyata, Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov; Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell (David Silva 65); James Milner, Stevan Jovetic (Alvaro Negredo 11), Jesus Navas; Edin Dzeko
Subs not used: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri

Referee: Neil Swarbrick



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58 comments so far

  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #1

    stuart
    well you tell me why pardew should be blamed when it’s fcuken clear that we need to get cisse scoring.

    fcuken manages will have no effect on a forward who still is missing easy chances.

    ameobi if he started every week you would be a moaning git.

    so who does that leave
    remy goufran and cisse.
    but if remy even got suspended or injured then we have no good forward.

    that is not a manager that is a fcuken owner who was a greedy git for not bring in more CFs.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #2

    JackButler

    The problem is when players tire, gaps start to appear so sometimes having more in midfield can provide more flexibility in more attack and defence. Cabaye is very good at unlocking these gaps but we needed an on form goal scorer.

    It’s just not good enough to only have Remy.

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew interested in palace job according to the mirror.

    Hopefully it’s true.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #4

    12toonarmydownsouth // Oct 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Toss up between Debuchy and Mbiwa but for me Debs just edges it!

    Krul 6/10
    Debs 10/10
    Willo 9/10
    Mbiwa 9/10
    Haidara 8/10
    Tiote 8/10
    Anita 9/10
    Sissoko 6/10
    Gouffran 8/10
    Shola 8/10
    Cisse 2/10

    Subs
    Dummett 6/10
    HBA 7/10
    Cabs 7/10

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #5

    toonking

    Pretty much spot on. Ashley is a tight git who values a good deal for one of his assets (players) over signing the one player we really needed to complement what is already a very good squad.

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #6

    toonking — where was remy ????

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #7

    ToonDarnSarf

    Agree but it doesn’t help that Pellegrini’s first thought was how to win the game and Pardews was how to close City out of the game. We had the momentum and threw it away and it has to be heart breaking for the players who put everything into that game to walk away with nothing.

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #8

    TDS i’m surprised no one else has actually thought about this yet
    debuchy I believe is now going to be suspended for the Chelsea game which again bring up problems

    hadaira could be injured

    mbiwa needs to be CB

    dummett is still very young

    perch was sold

    raylor injured
    saylor injured
    colo injured
    so who do we have just santon.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #9

    anyone really surprised we lost? No. At least we played a lot better than usual. We wouldnt have lost against the scum with that team. Wouldnt have won either but it would have been progress.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #11

    toonking

    Haidara and Dummett both have hamstring injuries

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Butler that was my exclusive btw

    Skuki cheer up you sod

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, 80th minute was Dummet who was replaced for Ben Arfa not Williamson. Other than that yeah.. Though we played really well just Cissé should be taking these chances. Oh well

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Belfast

    😀

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #15

    where do you think simple he is going to be kept for the league game on Saturday.

    face it you are wrong and just can’t accept the facts as to why pardew is not as bad as people make out.

    we saw chaos on Saturday because we only had that 1 CB

    we saw the problems today because of our shortage of forwards.

    Saturday will reveal trouble because of our shortage of FB

    all season the bad creativity has proven how short we are of decent wingers.

    the only place we have got much cover for is CDM.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #16

    @ToonKing

    Dummett is old enough to play left back was actually keeping Navas in his back pocket till he got taken off

    Well that was a decent performance! Weird subs from Pards though why take Dummett off and put Anita at left back when Anita and Tiote are bossing the midfield?We then lost grip of the game

    Should also have brought Remy on in extra time he would have put the fear into City again another team there for the taking at home we just cant break down teams that are organized at the back

    Now the big issue is what to do with Cisse now? Thought he played good tonight apart from his finishing was terrible that one in extra time full of confidence he probably would have hit that first time think hes totally ruined for us best for all parties that we maybe sell him in January while we can get cash and he can rescue his career at a team that play with wingers

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #17

    JB
    well I guess that leaves anita as our only option for the LB or RB because of debuchy’s 5th yellow card.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Belfastio – er this IS me cheered up 😀

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Ideal that for Ashley to get rid without paying a penny in compensation

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #20

    JackButler

    Heartbreaking for the players? I damn well hope so! But they were the ones on the pitch. It’s worse for the fans, they couldn’t do anything about the result!

    Come on though…we’d already needed to sub Haidara and then Pardew brought on Ben Arfa and Cabaye later on. It’s not as if he brought on defensive subs. Possibly because he didn’t have any though!

    Taking Dummett off was disappointing though…although…er…Ed says it was Williamson who went off? I couldn’t watch the match because of work!

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Belfast

    Ashley may even manage to make a few quid out of it 😀

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  • manxpie

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #22

    jack just interested wheres your inside info from you’ve called all the injuries 1st tonite come on let mate lol?

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #23

    I thought the 5 yellow ban had passed ? Could be wrong like

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #24

    toonking

    Colo should be back so we could play Colo and Willo at CB. We then have Santon, Anita, MYM and Dummett for the full back positions and Saylor hopefully fit for the bench.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #25

    >”let on”

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Would be the steal of the century if Pardew left us to go manage Palace and Ashley got a fee for him ?!?!

    Knowing our luck he would get Palace playing quality football and we get relegated

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #27

    if dummett was injured I guess it was just a forced sub.

    subs for subs are really never seen in a game unless it is for injury.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #28

    did debuchy get carded in the scum game??
    if not thats his 4th tonight

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #29

    If Haidara was injured and Dummett was injured too, you can’t really criticise Pardew for not putting Remy on. Shola can’t last 90mins these days so that’s all 3 subs forced.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #30

    well that was my fantastic contribution. Goodnight. Back maybe for the cavity search by chelsea something nobody looks forward to.

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  • Ciaran

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Evenin chaps, missed the game because I was working, got beat but not embarrassed – strange how I take some form of solace from that. By all accounts it was a pretty decent performance too, which is encouraging.

    Disappointing that Haidara went off with an injury, and was Dummett taken off for an injury too? This was always going to be a tough game, seems like we desperately needed that extra striker who could have effected this game positively for us, but we all know why we didn’t have that extra striker don’t we?

    Onwards to Saturday to face Chelsea….joys of supporting Newcastle eh?

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #32

    what got me thinking he is suspended is the commentary was always saying that he is the only player to have started every game.
    the moment he then got booked they said something again about his current playing every single game which I think was saying he will now miss his first one.

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #33

    toon king — why was he on the bench ?? pardew would rather have a CF who couldnt hit a barn door , with a blind goalie on crutches in goal . instead , he picks a player who hasnt had a good game for 2 years ahead of a player , who in my opinion has been pardewed , thats why he remy looks a shade of the player he was before he came- so well done pards – well done cisse , the both of ypu have knocked us out of the cup , great.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #34

    ToonDarnSarf

    He brought on Dummet in a like for like with Haidara but then brought on Cabaye and changed our formation which changed the game in City’s favour and thats my biggest issue with the man, the changes he makes rarely help us, they always seem to hinder us and take away any momentum we build up.

    Anita and Tiote were both comfortable in the centre, we needed someone to play up top with Cisse not leave a man who is struggling on his own.

    As I said he was more concerned with stopping City than capitalising on our good play

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  • JackButler

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #35

    manxpie

    Hahaha didn’t you know that I’m an ITK????

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #36

    JackButler

    That just doesn’t make any sense though. You’re making out that he tried to sabotage us or was somehow playing for a draw! He might not be the best manager in the world but he’s not dumb enough to play for 120 mins of no goals and then win the penalty shoot out!

    If Cabaye had exploited the space and set up or scored a goal then everyone would be raving. Maybe he intended to put on Remy later if required but we’ll never know if Dummett went off for injury too.

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #37

    well stuart
    pardew might decide to force remy never to come off from now on as idiots like you would rather have 1 striker for a full season it seems.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #38

    stuart so if remy played then got injured you’d blame pardew again for playing him!
    me and i’m sure a few others would agree on that
    it was the perfect game to bring cisse back in and tbf it nearly worked!
    you cant come on here after us playing really well and actually blaming missed chances to saying our only in form striker should have played and blame pardew for it!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Cisse was getting into good positions and Cabaye was well placed to find him. But Cisse couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo right now…sad…

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #40

    thanks manxpie
    good to see some backing.

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