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 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.
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)