5 mins A nice interchange between
Jacob Murphy and Emil Krafth on the right hand side of the area saw the
Swede cross to Miguel Almiron, who teed up Joelinton to
sweep home in front of the unoccupied away end.
20 mins Murphy's measured pass to
Miguel Almiron saw the Paraguayan's pace take him
clear of the defence and round the 'keeper. Fleetingly delaying his shot in
an echo of Peter Beardsley at Portsmouth in 1984, Miggy then lashing the
ball past the defender on the line and high into the net.
Jacob Murphy attacked down the middle of the field with the ball from inside his own half, riding
the challenge of Stephen Hendrie before
pushing on and curling the ball home stylishly from the edge of the box.
31 mins Joelinton cut
in from the left flank to unleash an excellent dipping effort that found the
corner of the net.
Midway in the Morecambe half, DeAndre Yedlin played the
ball infield to Isaac Hayden
who struck his shot firmly from outside of the box, easily beating 'keeper Mark Halstead.
The writer covering the tie for the local paper claimed that there was a
slight deflection off a home player.
Half time: Shrimps 0 Magpies 5
51 mins Matt Ritchie's
corner from the right flank was nodded home at the near post by Jamaal Lascelles,
who easily out-jumped Harry Davis. 6-0
90+1 mins Substitute Dan Barlaser
played a low forward pass to the right hand side of the box, where Matt Ritchie's
first time flick sent the ball goalwards via an unwitting deflection off
home Captain Sam Lavelle. The bamboozled home 'keeper couldn't stop it from
crossing the goal line.
Full time: Shrimps 0 Magpies 7
"It was an awful night (weather-wise), with
nobody here, and if we hadnít done things properly, we could easily
have had a difficult night.
"Weíve all experienced those
nights, especially at a club like ours, so it was nice to get the
job done in the way they went about it. Some of the football,
particularly in the first half hour, was terrific.
"The attitude really pleased me.
"We set about them and moved the ball quickly. I wished they had
stayed with 11 because with 10 men they really did sit behind the
"It was a good night because too
often we have come unstuck on nights like this. This is why you need
a squad of players.
"I hope I can pick the right team because two or three of these have
given me a headache.
"There is always a hysteria
around Newcastle and we need to respond with a good result. We are
certainly stronger than we were 10 months ago.
"My job is to keep moving the club forward."
On Jacob Murphy's future:
"I wonít be letting him out (on loan).
"After that kind of performance, I definitely wonít be letting him
go. He deserves to stay with us. Heís improved enormously, and Iíve
been very pleased with him, even though he hasnít made the squad for
"Weíve got a lot of players to choose from, but at this particular
moment, I wonít be letting Jacob go.
"Heís had a really good
pre-season, and showed a great attitude towards it. Heís benefited
from being out on loan, and had a really good loan last year at
Sheffield Wednesday, who think really highly of him.
"Heís a good young player, whoís
direct and quick, and heís grasped his chance and really given us
food for thought.
"Arguably, he was our best player tonight, so fair play to him for
On the possibility of cup
"Itís a chance, of course it is. Iíve had the same attitude ever
since I walked through the door Ė letís have a real go at this.
Letís have a real crack.
ďWeíve got a squad now which is
certainly capable. Of course, we got to the quarter-finals of the FA
Cup last season and came unstuck against Man City, but letís get
ourselves a crack at this. Why not?
"We are capable of winning five or six games. If the draw is kind to
you, who knows? Letís have a go.Ē
Shrimps boss Derek Adams said:
"It was an extremely difficult night for
us. Newcastle were absolutely outstanding tonight - the way they passed
the ball, the way they moved, the way they pressed and the goals they
scored. Undoubtedly they deserved to go through to the next round of the
"To win 7-0 away from home, they respected the competition very well.
You just have to see the team they put out and the goals they scored.
"The sending off at 4-0
didnít help us but they were excellent. The gulf in class between League Two
and the Premier League is massive.
"Nights like this tell you what a real football player is - how to control
the ball, how to pass it, how to create and take chances.
ďThey are real football players, thatís why they are
paid the money they are and thatís why people go out there and spend the
money they do on them.
ďThey are a testament to Newcastle United and their
manager. They put on a show tonight.Ē
In all competitions, this was the second largest win away
from SJP in the history of the club, bettered only by a 9-0 FA
Cup replay victory over Southport in 1932 (played at Hillsborough).
As that was a neutral venue, this scoreline eclipses that to officially
become Newcastle's largest-ever competitive away win. It's the first
time that their margin of victory was seven goals (the previous
record had been six, achieved with 6-0 and 7-1 triumphs). For
completeness, United did record a 7-0 win at Middlesbrough in a War
League game in December 1941.
NUFC goal bonanzas - all competitions
(more than 6 goals scored):
13-0 1946/47 Newport County (h)
9-0 1931/32 Southport (n)
9-2 1933/34 Liverpool (h)
8-0 1895/96 West Hartlepool NER (h)
8-0 1901/02 Notts County (h)
8-0 1905/06 Wolves (h)
8-0 1907/08 Birmingham (h)
8-1 1926/27 Notts County (h)
8-2 1959/60 Everton (h)
8-0 1999/00 Sheffield Wednesday (h)
7-0 1891/92 Bishop Auckland Town (h)
7-2 1893/94 Middlesbrough Ironopolis (h)
7-2 1894/95 Walsall Town Swifts (h)
7-2 1895/96 Darwen (h)
7-0 1925/26 Arsenal (h)
7-3 1926/27 Everton (h)
7-1 1927/28 Manchester United (a)
7-5 1927/28 Aston Villa (h)
7-4 1930/31 Manchester United (a)
7-3 1933/34 Everton (a)
7-0 1936/37 Doncaster Rovers (h)
7-2 1946/47 Luton Town (h)
7-2 1949/50 Oldham Athletic (a)
7-2 1951/52 Spurs (h)
7-1 1951/52 Burnley (h)
7-3 1959/60 Manchester United (h)
7-2 1960/61 Fulham (h)
7-2 1961/62 Bury (a)
7-1 1992/93 Notts County (a)
7-1 1992/93 Leicester City (h)
7-1 1993/94 Swindon Town (h)
7-1 1996/97 Spurs (h)
7-0 2020/21 Morecambe (a)
United scored seven goals in the League Cup for only the
second time, the first being in October 1993, beating Notts
County 7-1 at Meadow Lane.
Newcastle's five goal salvo in the first half gave them their
largest interval lead since May 1993, when they led Leicester
City 6-0 at SJP in a league fixture.
Tonight was the first time that United have scored more than six goals
in a league or cup fixture since the 8-0 home win over Sheffield
Wednesday during September 1999.
Five different Magpies found the net in the same competitive
game for the first time since the 6-0 Championship success at QPR in
The only previous meeting of these two clubs came in a League Cup
Second Round tie in 2013 at what was then known as the Globe Arena.
That finished in a 2-0 win for United, with brothers Shola and
Sammy Ameobi on target.
Joelinton netted the fifth and sixth goals of his Magpies career
and now has two in the League Cup to go with a pair each in the PL and
the FA Cup.
Almiron now has nine goals to his name for the club, one in the
League and four each in the Premier League and FA Cup.
Murphy doubled his goal tally, having found the net previously
away at Manchester City back in January 2018.
Hayden added a first cup goal to his five for United in the
league - two in the Championship and three in the Premier League.
Lascelles reached double figures in a black and white shirt with
his first cup goal, adding to three in the Championship and six in the
NUFC last 10 LC3 fixtures:
2020/21 Morecambe (a) won 7-0
2016/17 Wolves (h) won 2-0
2015/16 Sheffield Wednesday (h) lost 0-1
2014/15 Crystal Palace (a) won 3-2
2013/14 Leeds United (h) won 2-0
2012/13 Manchester United (a) lost 1-2
2011/12 Nottingham Forest (a) won 4-3
2010/11 Chelsea (a) won 4-3
2009/10 Peterborough (a) lost 0-2
2008/09 Spurs (h) lost 1-2
PS: On-loan Newcastle goalkeeper Jake Turner was ineligible to
face his parent club, while ex-Magpie defender Liam Gibson signed too
late to feature. Former NUFC season ticket holder Ben Pringle was an
unused substitute, four years after he was in the Preston North End side
that were defeated 6-0 at SJP in a League Cup Fourth Round tie.
Wednesday night saw Newcastle record their biggest victory in 60
years of League Cup participation, sweeping League Two Morecambe
aside on their own ground.
And their goalscoring feat wrote this side into the record books, as
being responsible for the club's biggest-ever margin of victory in
any away fixture.
United never looked back after Joelinton shot them ahead on five
minutes, Miguel Almiron, Jacob Murphy and Joelinton again extending
that lead before the hosts had a player red-carded just after the
Isaac Hayden's added time shot saw Steve Bruce's side five
goals ahead at the break and Jamaal Lascelles nodded in after
the restart for the half dozen.
Further chances were then made and missed before Matt Ritchie's
flick in the first minute of injury time ended up in the net
via home Captain Sam Lavelle.
That made it a club record seven goal away victory, but clad in
their home kit with white socks, Newcastle could have easily reached
double figures after racking up a handful of glaring misses.
Soon after Almiron had teed up Joelinton to sweep home, the number 9
idled as Jacob Murphy's cross struck the far post in front of him -
watching to see if it went in rather than instinctively getting a
touch to make sure.
Almiron's pace then took him clear of the home defence and he
rounded the 'keeper before firing into the roof of the net. The
lively Murphy then attacked with the ball from inside his own half,
riding one challenge before belting the ball home stylishly from the
edge of the area.
Within minutes Joelinton had cut in from the left flank to unleash
an excellent finish for his second and United's fourth.
And by the time Hayden struck from similar range Morecambe were a
man short after Toumani Diagouraga's lunge left Sean Longstaff spinning around on the wet turf. He
was OK after
treatment but Diagouraga was dismissed.
Five became six when Matt Ritchie's corner was nodded home by
Lascelles, with Andy Carroll soon joining the party as a first goal
in his second spell at SJP apparently loomed. However he wasn't able
to oblige, heading his best chance wide from close range.
Emil Krafth also had a shot cleared off the line and Ryan Fraser
rattled the crossbar with a header before that late seventh did arrive,
set up by substitute Dan Barlaser.
There may have been a more one-sided success for Newcastle since the
8-0 humbling of Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 - but we're unable to
Tonight the black and whites were able to indulge in elongated
periods of possession and passing, as goalkeeper Mark Gillespie had
just once meaningful save to make. And aside from the red card
tackle on Longstaff, the League Two side never showed any hint of
It's easy to sneer at the level of opposition and say that a team of
our stature and cost should routinely rout lower league sides, but
earlier this year we took two goes to see off fellow League Two side
Rochdale and League One Oxford with line-ups equivalent to that
Praise then for a job well done and some relief that there didn't
appear to be any injuries to complicate matters - whether for
onward selection or sale.
Bruce rightly praised Murphy for his energetic contribution, the midfielder
seizing an opportunity to restart his SJP career on a night when
Christian Atsu was nowhere to be seen.
As for Joelinton, the flat track bully tag is valid after he struck
here on the back of goals against Oxford and Rochdale last season -
and they hardly ushered in an upsurge in Premier League potency.
Having witnessed countless cup debacles from Luton to Stevenage and
beyond, it's completely in keeping with this club that they hit the
goal trail and rewrite the record books when there's nobody allowed
in to see it.
To Newport then (for the first time since 1947) and although there
may only be a single point separating them and Morecambe in League
Two currently, that tie won't quite be the walkover that this one
ended up as.
Rodney Parade may be less muddy as a consequence of reduced rugby
games, but Swansea City and Watford have already perished there this
season, while Spurs and Leicester endured tricky FA nights in recent
If nothing else though, the scent of an upset may see Sky show it
live, rather than a third successive week of the EFL's rather more