Leicester City (h) Carabao Cup Quarter-Final
Half time: Magpies 0 Foxes 0
Dan Burn charged down Marc Albrighton's clearance on the touchline outside
the City box and as Joe Willock pursued the rebound, Timothy Castagne's
attempt to clear his lines fell to the Toon man.
Fans roared their delight as an ecstatic Burn celebrated with his team mates by the Gallowgate/Milburn corner flag before saluting the crowd, arms aloft. 1-0
72 mins: Kieran Trippier's throw-in from just inside his own half on the United right went to Callum Wilson, who touched it to Almiron. The Paraguayan raced across the field and supplied a perfect defence-splitting ball to Joelinton, who barely broke stride as he passed it into the corner of the net from the left side of the box. 2-0
Full time: Magpies 2 Foxes 0
Eddie Howe said:
"It was a similar feel to the Leeds and Sheffield
Wednesday games. We had chance after chance and couldn't take them. The
important thing is not to get impatient and not to over think things and
be too extravagant.
"Leicester are a transition threat, especially when Vardy comes on. The defenders concentration was very good. At 0-0, we limited them.
"The hallmark of our team is that they don't stop. The athletic capability of our team is very high. Allied to that is the mentality, to understand the need to work and run and our players understand that. To the end we were trying to push.
"You have to enjoy winning. It doesn't happen all the time. You work hard for the moments in the changing room and you want the players to savour it.
"It's been too long (for a trophy win), too long a wait.
That's no criticism of anyone that's tried, but we're desperate to hurry
up the processes and try to get the team successful as quickly as
(Sky Sports beamed out live post-match scenes from the home dressing room, eavesdropping on a brief message from Eddie Howe and then speaking to Burn after filming the now-traditional group victory photo:
This access all areas approach will doubtless be the norm if (or
when) the proposed "fly on the wall" documentary series about NUFC
"I remember we scored and a lady in front of us kissed me. I remember that. I donít remember the disappointment, not at that age. That was to come!
"The longer it goes on (without a trophy), the more you think itís
never going to happen but Iím sure it will. Iím hoping this season, but if
not it definitely will happen.
"I think thatís top like. I would say definitely. To score at the Gallowgate in the quarter-final of the Cup for Newcastle is what I dreamt of when I was a kid. It hasnít really sunk in.
"Since I joined last January itís been a surreal sort of 12 months and couldnít have got any better.
"My family are buzzing. My dad has the love back for Newcastle, which he probably lost for a long time watching me play wherever I was. Itís a good place to be at the moment.
"We are in a position we probably didnít see ourselves in at the start of the season so if anything we are probably overachieving. Itís not the pressure that City and Liverpool have, where they are expected to be up there and do it.
"I think that will come at some point just with the way the club is
going with the ownership and the manager and the players we are bringing in.
At the moment it is something we are enjoying and we just want to attack
"Since this manager has come in, that's not enough anymore. We want to have a go in all the Cups now Ė to make a semi-final, especially off the back of last season, means so much.
"You can dream of a final. We take one game at a time Ė it doesnít make a difference who we play because if we want to win it we have to beat the best teams Ė but itís an amazing achievement. We canít get distracted with it, we have a lot of important games in the league and want to stay up there as well.
"Even though weíve not won a trophy for that many years. It shows what kind of club and fanbase we are. We feel weíve got a real connection with the fans now and there probably wasnít that for a lot of years. We want to keep building it."
Brendan Rogers said:
ďI think the frustration is that the two goals that we conceded were disappointing. We had the ball, give it away, and then itís soft goals. Obviously the second goal, itís from a throw-in.
ďYouíve got to lead in those moments, youíve got to be
stronger and it was two passes and too easy for them to get in.
On the prospect of new signings and injured players:
Tuesday evening saw Newcastle manage something not seen for nearly 50 years;
winning a League Cup quarter-final at a fervent St. James' Park.
Brendan Rodgers immediately introduced Jamie Vardy (on the eve of his
36th birthday) and Kelechi Iheanacho to the Foxes forward line. Before
they could do any damage though, it was 2-0 to United as Joelinton
slotted home an imperious delivery from Almiron to ramp up the