Tigers 0 Magpies 0
83 mins Charman penalty. 1-0
Full time: Tigers 0 Magpies 1
reserve side broke new ground on Friday night when overcoming their Hull City
counterparts 1-0 in a Premier League Cup tie at the East Riding FA pitches on
Visiting striker Luke Charman fired in a late penalty to give United victory in
the Premier League Cup Group C opener against Professional Development League
Coach Neil Redfearn made four changes to the starting lineup that lost 0-1 to
Swansea City in League 2 on Monday; Owen Bailey, Mo Sangare, Rosaire Longelo and
Kyle Scott standing down.
Their places were taken by Oisin McEntee, debutant central defender Ludwig
Francilette and Academy duo Joe White and Elliot Anderson - both making their
first starts at U23 level.
In a goalless first half, United's best move ended with Anderson pulling the
ball across to Joe White who clipped a low effort wide of the target in the 22nd
Four minutes later Charman's shot was blocked by a defender and when the ball
was returned into the box, Anderson made space to shoot but was high and wide.
The black and whites emerged for the second half without Francilette, Lewis Cass
moving across from right back into central defence and Jamie Sterry going to
right back after having played 45 minutes in an unfamiliar central midfield
role. Spanish winger Victor Fernandez was introduced.
A minute before the hour Tom Allan's header was directed at the goalkeeper from
point blank range was deflected away as United threatened to break the deadlock.
They came close again in the 67th minute when a good interception from Jamie
Sterry saw him set up Charman whose deflected shot brought a fingertip save from
United introduced 16 year-old midfielder Dylan Stephenson from the bench for his
reserve debut five minutes later but clear-cut chances remained at a premium
despite the lions' share of possession.
Seven minutes from the end, Hull's Matty Jacob bundled over Sterry in the box
and Charman's rising effort from the spot into the roof of the net got his side
off to a winning start in the competition.
This was the first of six games in Group C of this competition for Newcastle,
with home and away meetings against West Bromwich Albion and Scunthorpe United
in addition to the Tigers.
The group's other game saw West Bromwich Albion win 2-0 at Scunthorpe United on