Newcastle drew 1-1 and more than held with own with Leicester City on Wednesday night, but ultimately, it wasn’t to be as the Magpies fell 4-2 on penalties at the end of a tough 90 minutes.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 28, 2019
However, it was a strong side that Steve Bruce went with for the clash, as he included new signings Emil Krafth and Jetro Willems as well as the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Fabian Schar and Matt Ritchie.
Had the Geordies made it past Leicester City and into the third round of the cup it would have been thoroughly deserved given the performance, but ultimately it will be the Foxes in the third round and they now face an away trip to face Luton Town.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on their starting eleven here:
Decent side that
— Jordan Davidson (@JDavo10) August 28, 2019
We’re gunna win the cup up the mags
— chez (@ChezObrien) August 28, 2019
Yup not a bad team given what squad we have
— Tony (@TonyBongeordie) August 28, 2019
Announce the trophy!
— Longstaff Is Mint (@LongstaffIsMint) August 28, 2019
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) August 28, 2019
The replies on this, ffs, that’s as strong as a team he can put out, I’m happy with that
— Iam Allbright (@Iam_Allbright) August 28, 2019
The fans were clearly quite pleased with their lineup for the clash, and Bruce shouldn’t be blamed for the loss given the way the game went.