Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Newcastle

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Last Game

Wellington Phoenix FC 0 - 1 Newcastle

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 05:30

Friendly Match

Newcastle sweep aside Leeds

Papiss Cisse scored his first domestic goal since April as Newcastle saw off a spirited Leeds side 2-0 in the Capital One Cup third round, the Senegalese striker powering home a header after fine work from Sammy Ameobi.

Last Updated: 26/09/13 at 22:20 Post Comment

Papiss Cisse: Scored his first goal in 14 games during the first half against Le

Papiss Cisse: Scored his first goal in 14 games during the first half against Le

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Newcastle survived an early scare, Ross McCormack's chip looping over Tim Krul only to see his shot come back off the crossbar, but took the lead after half an hour.

Yoan Gouffran scored his first home goal to put the game beyond doubt, firing a shot from the edge of the box and past Paddy Kenny.

Newcastle had admitted in a fans' meeting the evening before the game that the cups "were not a priority" for the club, but Alan Pardew still named a strong side, with Mike Williamson the only player selected who is yet to make a Premier League appearance this season.

Meanwhile, Leeds manager Brian McDermott made four changes from the team that lost at home to Burnley, with Matt Smith and Dominic Poleon starting in attack.

Leeds gave as good as they got for long periods with powerhouse frontman Matt Smith causing all kinds of problems for defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson - and the visitors were only denied an early lead by the crossbar after Tim Krul saw Ross McCormack's delicate effort sail over him.

Both goals were created by midfielder Sammy Ameobi as he made the most of the opportunity afforded to him by manager Alan Pardew.

It was Ameobi's inch-perfect cross which handed Cisse a regulation chance to score by the standards of is early form on Tyneside, and his pass from which Gouffran turned his man and fired home with 67 minutes gone.

Pardew had demanded a significant improvement on Saturday's performance against Hull when despite twice taking the lead, the Magpies lost 3-2 and in the process passed up a golden opportunity to win three successive Barclays Premier League games.

He nevertheless made six changes to the side which started against the Tigers, two of them handing chances to youngsters Paul Dummett and Ameobi, and his new-look side found themselves engaged in a full-blooded cup-tie from the off.

However, Pardew will have been delighted with the way they stuck to their task to finally see off Leeds and deny Brian McDermott, the man he gave his chance in the game at Reading, a Premier League scalp.

Finally, there was a heartwarming moment after 11 minutes, when both sets of fans stood as one to applaud and pay tribute to Gary Speed, star midfielder for both clubs, who passed away almost two years ago.

Newcastle UnitedTeam StatisticsLeeds United
2Goals0
5Shots on Target1
4Shots off Target2
5Blocked Shots0
0Corners0
8Fouls15
0Offsides0
0Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
64.29%Possession35.71%

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: West Ham are set to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan

Sky Sports understands West Ham are poised to win the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property