Good header. 1-0
38 mins Gooch penalty. 1-1
Half time: mackems 1 Magpies 1
67 mins Gooch shot. 1-2
90 mins Roberts free-kick. 2-2
Full time: mackems 2 Magpies 2
(92 mins Roberts missed penalty - saved)
ET HT: mackems 2 Magpies 2
AET: mackems 2 Magpies 2
Charman scored 1-0
Hackett scored 1-1
El-Mhanni scored 2-1
Embleton scored 2-2
Good scored 3-2
Hume scored 3-3
Hunter saved 3-3
Molyneux saved 3-3
Sangare scored 4-3
Diamond scored 4-4
Fernandez scored 5-4
Gamble scored 5-5
Gallacher scored 6-5
Galloway scored 6-6
Smith scored 7-6
Robson scored 7-7
Newberry scored 8-7
Storey scored 8-8
Yarney scored 9-8
Mbunga scored 9-9
Woolston scored 10-9
Stryjek scored 10-10
Charman scored 11-10
Hackett missed 11-10
Newcastle United's U23 side
sealed their place in the last four of the Premier League International Cup
following an epic 120 minutes at the stadium of plight on Wednesday night, rounded
off by a shootout featuring 24 penalties.
Their reward is a home tie against current Cup holders Porto in the semi-final, with
Arsenal and Villarreal contesting the other game.
Clad in their blue change kit, the visitors took the lead in the 29th minute when
Curtis Good firmly
headed home a Callum Roberts free-kick.
That was cancelled out nine minutes later when the home side levelled from the
penalty spot, Lynden Gooch needlessly fouled in the box by Mackenzie Heaney and getting up to
net - and celebrate - in front of the away contingent.
Magpies striker Luke Charman came close to regaining the lead in the
opening moments of the second half, but his shot was charged down.
That miss looked like an expensive one when a rare mackem attack saw a low centre from the left
missed by the United defence and the unguarded Gooch ram the ball home in the
United dominated thereafter but
creating few chances until the beginning of three minutes added time, when Mo
Sangare was blocked off and Roberts
converted a long-range free-kick from a central position to
level the scores at 2-2 and force extra time.
The same player then had a great chance to regain the lead within a minute of the
restart, when substitute Owen Gallacher was impeded in the area. However, 'keeper Max Stryjek
made an acrobatic dive to his left and palmed away
Callum's well-struck effort.
Newcastle continued to hold the upper hand and both Gallacher and Good saw
shots cannon off the goalframe within seconds during the 112th minute. There was no further scoring though and the tie was settled by a marathon
penalty shootout at the empty north end of the ground, during which both sides miss the fourth of their initial 11 spot
Jack Hunter's miss was the only blemish, with the rest of his colleagues
including former mackem goalkeeper Paul Woolston successfully converting theirs.
The sequence then began again with Magpies striker Luke Charman netting his
second of the shootout to edge United in front.
Jake Hackett then sent his
second penalty high over Woolston's crossbar to prompt celebrations among the
Newcastle players, coaching staff and fans at the opposite end of the
Reserves @ stadium of plight:
2017/18 drew 2-2 Good, Roberts (won on
2013/14 lost 0-2
2012/13 drew 2-2 Ranger, Inman
2011/12 lost 0-3
2010/11 won 3-1 Ranger, Lovenkrands, R.Taylor
2007/08 drew 2-2 Godsmark, Doninger
2002/03 lost 0-1
2001/02 won 2-0 McMenamin, Cort
2000/01 lost 1-3 Bonvin
1999/00 drew 1-1 Marcelino
This was the second time we've won a penalty shootout here, having triumphed 3-1
in the FA Youth Cup after a 0-0 draw in February 2015. Michael Newberry and
Callum Roberts played that night.