Carabao Cup 2nd Round
29/08/2018 8:00 pm
Referee: J. Simpson
|Nottingham Forest||Newcastle United|
|Murphy (2), Cash (94), Dias (97)||Rondon (92)|
|Bastião Dias||Ki Sung-yueng|
After what hasn’t been the best of starts in the Premier League, Newcastle travelled to Nottingham to take on Forest in a Carabao Cup second round tie, on Wednesday evening.
It was hoped that the game, against the Championship side, would see Newcastle win for the first time this season.
Sadly, we were to be disappointed with the side crashing out of the competition, at the hands of Nottingham Forest for a second consecutive season, thereby crushing the Newcastle supports hopes of a decent cup run in the competition that many remember as the League Cup.
Looking to get off to a good start, Newcastle fell behind, to the Championship side, as early as the second minute when a cross from Sam Byram was headed home by the former Newcastle striker, Daryl Murphy.
Despite enjoying large spells of possession, Newcastle rarely engineered any chances that suggested to the travelling support that an equalizer, then possibly a winner, might be on the cards.
But then, in the second minute of stoppage time, up stepped Salomon Rondon, with the on-loan striker netting with a powerful low shot.
Level at 1-1, it looked as if the tie was going to go to penalties, unfortunately, the home side had other ideas and in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Matty Cash put Nottingham Forest back ahead.
Newcastle’s misery was compounded a couple of minutes later when the Portuguese player, Gil Dias, produced a decent chip to give Nottingham Forest a 3-1 win, stunning the Newcastle support.
This weekend, Newcastle go seeking their first win of the season when they take on Manchester City, at the Etihad Stadium, it looks to be a very tough ask to get anything from that game.