Manchester City 0 Newcastle 2 – Full Match Report

In what was one of Newcastle’s best results for a long long time – and not a bad performance either – Newcastle shocked the mega-rich Manchester City side with an inexperienced team made up of a mixture of experienced and younger (local) players – but our lads’ sheer will to win was there for all to see tonight – and their desire was the main reason Newcastle won the game tonight – against all the odds.

rolando aarons scores after 6 mionutes

Rolando Aarons scores great goal after 6 minutes – put through by Ryan Taylor

This is how we saw the game tonight.

Newcastle went ahead after just six minutes with a great opportunist goal from Rolando Aarons – and it was Ryan Taylor who challenged for the ball and put it through to Aarons who hit the ball home in one movement with his right foot to shock Manchester City.

That was the first Newcastle goal in the last six game against City.

A clearance from a cross almost saw Coloccini score an own goal but the ball hit a post and went out for a corner.

On 32 minutes Dummett had a chance from a corner put he put his close range shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Elliot made a terrific save from Toure to keep Newcastle ahead and a Coloccini attempted clearance hit the post and went for a corner.

Just before half time Adam Armstrong when very close when he almost put a cross from Gabby Obertan into the net.

City had pressed the Newcastle defense throughout the first half with Newcastle relying on breakaways but we still had two decent chances to score a second goal.

Sammy Ameobi came on at the start of the second half like on Sunday in London.

He replaced Rolando Aarons who looked knackered as he left the field at half-time – he had given everything in that first half.

Moussa Sissoko on for Janmaat after 63 minutes with Newcastle hanging onto their 1-0 lead and then Manu Riviere on for Adam Armstrong with Ryan Taylor switching to right back.

After 69 minutes Obertan should have had a penalty as he was brought down in the box – a clear penalty but referee waved play on – we’ve seen them given.

Then after 75 minutes a brilliant individual goal from Moussa Sissoko put Newcastle 2-0 up as he got the ball outside the box and drove past two City players before chipping the ball over the goalkeeper – a wonderful goal from in-form Moussa.

Manchester City were coming at Newcastle with all they had and Newcastle were somehow hanging on – they bent a few times but were not broken.

It looked like they would score with about five minutes to go but Ryan Taylor some cleared the ball off the line as he threw himself to his left –  Ryan was a man inspired tonight – he was magnificent and showed the fantastic spirit and grit of this Newcastle United side.

City were creating the chances but just couldn’t hit the net and when they went close a Newcastle player was there to block the shot.

Newcastle hung on and after six minutes of added time – the referee blew the whistle and Newcastle United had brough off a massive upset by knocking the holder out of the Capital One Cup.

A simply inspired effort from every single one of our players tonight.

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Manchester City: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Milner, Toure (Navas 60), Fernandinho, Silva (Nasri 9, Aguero 70), Jovetic, Dzeko. Subs not used: Hart, Boyata, Zabaleta, Fernando. Booked: Mangala (69), Aguero (75), Milner (84)

Newcastle: Elliot, Janmaat (Sissoko 64), Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara, R Taylor, Abeid, Colback, Obertan, Armstrong (Riviere 65), Aarons (Ameobi 46). Subs not used: Krul, Cabella, Gouffran, Perez. Booked: Dummett (26), Ameobi (90)

11 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Oct 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    bpc he could be our ronaldo lol

    sterling didn’t show his form when he came onto the scene thats 2 goals (nearly 3 in) and an assist in his last well 90 mins

  • toonking

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #2


    i thought it was only the FA cup that had a semi final at wembley and the league cup semi was a game of two matches one home and one away?

  • geordie157

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Great performance, great win. Players effort was fantastic, Raylor got a brilliant ovation from the fans.

    Obertan very good but for me man of the match was dummett, great tackling and some quality defending.

    Spurs away is winnable, would have liked a home tie.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #4


    i noticed you took time out to have a swipe at catchy lol

  • Graeme

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Probably the best NUFC performance in 2 years – they were a pleasure to watch and never stopped driving forward.

    The worked their balls off, all over the pitch, a genuine team performance with goals that were absolutely class. Raylor has to have a special mention – as Pardew said, its stuff fairy tales are made up of. Delighted.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Excellent effort – Impressed with the whole team if I’m honest – Gabby must have covered about 26 miles tonight so I’ll go with him although my heart says Ryan Taylor for his comeback

    Bring on Liverpool

    Guess I’ll have to lay off the sack pards for a bit although I guess a couple of losses and I’ll get my banner back out 🙂

    Shame we didn’t get a home tie but we’ve proven we can win at WHL so am starting to dream a bit 🙂

  • toonking

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #7


    when people with an as much hatred of pardew as manager as RH can come out with a post giving credit to pardew for a match like this one today, catchy deserves all he gets and as he didn’t like the win on sunday, he knows himself that he is better off keeping away as every single one of us fans love this result more than anything even RH.


    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Great win, looking forward to Sunday.

    Goals available:

  • Brutooon

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #9

    No williamson = 3 wins in a row !!!!!!!

  • Sliema

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #10


    Good observation lad

  • usmagpie

    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Please Wake me when we win a match, some days later.
    Oh my FU#$in god we won three in a row. Beat the Spurs and Man City, please for the love of god don’t let me still be sleeping, hold on quick punch in my face and knife stabbed into my leg, ( Pause ) I’m in so much pain call the ambulance, well at least now I know this is for real. Howay the lads.


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