In a game which Newcastle should have really won 2-1 in normal time – but Crystal Palace equalized in the second minute of stoppage time – to take the game to extra time, it was Paul Dummett who got the winner after Manu Riviere had scored two goals in answer to Gayle’s penalty after 25 minutes.
Make no mistake about it – this was a performance full of courage and guts from this Newcastle team tonight in London.
Manu Riviere after scoring first goal for Newcastle – yes!!
Newcastle won even though nine minutes into extra time Mehdi Abeid was sent off after receiving his second yellow card – but Newcastle gallantly hung on and then after 22 minutes of extra time it was Paul Dummett who put Newcastle ahead and this time the Magpies hung on – cheered on magnificently by the Geordie fans.
Newcastle may not be doing well this season so far – but it’s hard to fault the effort and grit the players have shown in the last two games, and after it looked like we were headed for another defeat after Abeid was sent off in extra time, the lads won the game – you just cannot fault the effort tonight.
But before we get too carried away Newcastle will visit Manchester City in the next round – the club who knocked us out in the tournament last season after extra time by a score of 2-0.
Heres how we saw the game tonight.
Newcastle played in their grey strip and the game was fairly even in the first ten minutes.
But then a tackle that Daryl Janmaat didn’t need to make saw Zaha in the penalty box go to ground, and Palace were given the penalty but the replays showed it was a really soft penalty.
Gayle made no mistake from the spot although Elliot did dive the right way, but could not stop the ball and Palace were ahead 1-0.
After going behind Newcastle came back into the game and showed a good reaction, and there were a couple of decent crosses from both wings that Manu Riviere just couldn’t reach – half chances.
And then after 36 minutes it was Riviere who scored his first goal for Newcastle, and it was a good goal too.
Manu had the ball outside the box and he turned and went to the left of his defender and put the ball into the back of the net with his left foot – with goalkeeper Hennessey not even moving – it was a very good first goal for the Frenchman and should give the lad some confidence.
And Riviere was full of bustle and fight and physical, so its good he got off the mark tonight.
Newcastle had come right back into the game after going behind through a sofr penalty, and at the half it was 1-1 and Jack Colback was here, there and everywhere and had an excellent first 45 minutes for the visitors.
Massadio Haidara came on for Janmaat at the start of the second half.
Sammy Ameobi made a good run into the box after 48 minutes in the inside left position, and he was clearly brought down and it was Newcastle’s turn to get a penalty,
Up stepped Emmanuel Riviere and put the ball home nicely for his second goal of the game – a nice cool finish from Manu.
And a few minutes later Coloccini ran with the ball from his own half, and put it through to Obertan who crossed and Riviere was only just beaten to the ball.
After 67 minutes on came Moussa Sissoko for Sammy Ameobi, and the game was evenly balanced with Palace trying to do some quick counter attacks against Newcastle to get the equalizer.
With just 10 minutes to go on came Ayoze Perez for Manu Riviere and the Newcastle fans gave the French striker a standing ovation for a very good performance tonight – he looked good tonight and scored two good goals in a short 12 minute span.
Alan Pardew reaction – after stoppage time equalizer
But then two minutes into stoppage time, as it looked like Newcastle would hold out, Sullay Kaikai put the ball into the back of the net into the bottom right corner.
Oh my – we just cannot get the win – so the game went into extra time – 15 minutes each way.
After nine minutes of added time Mehdi Abeid picked up his second yellow card, and was sent off reducing Newcastle to 10 men – it looks like Newcastle are finding a way to lose this game, and to make matters worse Adam Armstrong was seen to be limping.
Ant then with 8 minutes to go of extra time Paul Dummett put Newcastle ahead when he turned the ball into the net from the six yard box with the assist from Adam Armstrong who swung the ball in from the left wing.
The Newcastle fans went wild – and you’ve got to give our lads credit – they are fighting to win this game against all the odds.
Can Newcastle hold out now to get a famous win?
And with two minutes to go Rob Elliot made a fantastic one-handed reaction save from a corner to keep Newcastle ahead as Palace went for the equalizer.
But the forwards started to hold the ball up well upfield to see out the clock – and the whistle was blown for full time – and this was an excellent win for Newcastle.
Now we face Manchester City away in the next round. 🙁
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Mariappa, McCarthy (Gray, 90), Hangeland, Fryers, Zaha, Guedioura, Williams (Kaikai, 80), Bannan, Doyle, Gayle. Subs not used: Price, Ward, Ramage, Kelly, Johnson.
Newcastle: Elliot; Janmaat (Haidara, 46), Coloccini, S Taylor, Dummett; Abeid, Colback; Obertan, Armstrong, Ameobi (Sissoko, 67); Riviere (Perez, 81). Subs not used: Alnwick, Anita, Cabella, Ferreyra.
Goals: Gayle 25 (pen), Riviere 36, 48 (pen), Kaikai 90, Dummett 112
Bookings: Haidara 73, Abeid 90, Bannan 105
Sent off: Abeid 100
Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)
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