16 mins A Chelsea cross from their right
was over-hit and Levi Colwell gained possession on the opposite flank with his
back to goal. Under pressure from Miggy Almiron, he sent the ball towards Moises
Caicedo in the centre of the pitch but it passed his outstretched leg and fell
into the path of Callum Wilson.
The visiting striker accelerated over the halfway line towards the Matthew
Harding stand, intent on trying to barge his way between defensive pair Thiago
Silva and Benoit Badiashile en route to goal.
Tempting Silva into trying to tackle him, a deflection left Wilson one one one
with Badiashile, but with his opponent half a stride in front of him. Reaching
the edge of the box, the Chelsea player looked favourite to clear his lines, but
the ball bobbled up and struck his shin, allowing Wilson to nip in, take a touch
and hook it to the goalkeeper's right and into the far side of the goal. 1-0
Half time: Chelsea 0 Newcastle 1
90+2 mins A deep cross was sent
over by Malo Gusto from the Chelsea right to nobody in particular, only
for Kieran Trippier to misjudge the bounce and head the ball down back
towards his own goal - presumably believing that Dubravka would come
towards the edg of his six yard box to collect.
Instead though it fell into the path of the onrushing Mykhailo Mudryk, who
had the simple task of hoofing it into the net. 1-1
Full time: Chelsea 1 Newcastle 1
Palmer scores 0-1
Wilson scores 1-1
Gallagher scores 1-2
Trippier missed 1-2
Nkunku scores 1-3
Guimaraes scores 2-3
Mudryk scores 2-4
Ritchie saved 2-4
Chelsea win 4-2
- managing the Magpies for the 100th time (50 wins, 27 losses, 23
hurts a lot - itís a very similar game to the Paris end-of-game feeling where
the lads had committed so much, given everything and led for so long, defended
really well but didnít get over the line.
"Whenever we concede, we concede collectively, we donít concede
individually. As a team we were excellent, our shape was so good, it was a
heroic effort. I canít praise the players enough.
"We probably werenít as good technically in the second half and we lost
"A tough ending to the
game. It was a really good away performance until the last moments. I didn't see
a goal coming at that stage.
"It's just one of those things that can happen in a football match. We
covered space well, limited them to half-chances. There are a lot of positives
to take but we don't feel that right now.
"I don't think it's
anything to do with anything catching up with us. We conceded late in a moment
where we looked like we'd absorbed most of their threat and defended so
"We have to take ownership of what happened but I couldn't be prouder of
the players. (I'm) very disappointed to go out."
On Sven Botman:
"It was the plan for 45 minutes for Sven (Botman), trying to build
his load back up rather than pushing him too early. We were pleased with his
On Anthony Gordon:
"It was a shame to see such an important player for us leave the pitch due
to a tackle. I haven't seen it again so don't know if VAR was in action whether
it would have been a red card. (I'm) Disappointed for Anthony, who wanted to
"I thought it was a really poor tackle on him and the type of tackle you
don't want to see taking one of our attacking players out of the game, and again
he's very sore at the minute.
"I'm going on what other people's opinions are and not mine - I haven't
seen it myself but people are telling me that they think it's a red card."
On Emil Krafth:
"Emil (Krafth) was too
sore to continue - he's got a nasty gash on his shin which is quite sore at the
On Kieran Trippier:
"I'm sure he doesn't feel fantastic because he prides himself on his
technical excellence and the quality of his defensive work. He's been a
transformative signing for us and glued the dressing room together. He's been
the heartbeat of our performances."
"It was a really good game. We suffered
when we conceded, it was our mistake.
"To concede the way we
conceded, when we didn't deserve to, it can affect any team, but
we reacted really well, dominated the game against a good team like Newcastle,
kept pushing in the second half, made some changes and tried to provide the team
"The most important (thing) in
football is to believe to the end. We kept believing.
"We know penalties are a lottery, but of course talent and quality
(matter). Our objective before the game was to go through and now we're in the
"I said to the players to always
believe until the end. The goal was possible because we believed. Sometimes in
football you need some luck, and it came. Credit to the players because they
were fantastic. We are so happy. The fans and the club deserve this sort of
feeling. It's a big motivation. We are waiting for the draw tomorrow.
"These types of games and the way we went through are important for the
development of the team. Itís the same as games when you donít play well.
Both are really important for this group to evolve and develop.
"When you saw the whole squad,
including players who were injured and wanted to share their happiness in the
middle of the pitch, it looks like we are a healthy group of players that only
"Our responsibility is to guide them and create a platform for them to
really improve. With time we are going to create a very good team that can
compete, increase the competition, and be in the place Chelsea should be
This was the eleventh time that the Magpies have made it to the last
eight of the League Cup, but they've triumphed just twice - both on
1974/75 Chester City (a) lost 0-1 (1st replay)
1975/76 Notts County (h) won 1-0
1995/96 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2
1997/98 Liverpool (a) lost 0-2
2001/02 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1
2006/07 Chelsea (h) lost 0-1
2014/15 Spurs (a) lost 0-4
2016/17 Hull City (a) drew 1-1 (lost 1-3pens)
2020/21 Brentford (a) lost 0-1
2022/23 Leicester City (h) won 2-0
2023/24 Chelsea (a) drew 1-1 (lost 2-4 on pens)
Newcastle's tenth League Cup
penalty shootout brought about their seventh loss by this
1979/80 mackems (h) Lost 6-7 (Steve
1998/99 Blackburn Rovers (h) Lost 2-4 (Shay Given)
2002/03 Everton (h) Lost 2-3 (Steve Harper)
2006/07 Watford (a) Won 5-4 (Steve Harper)
2016/17 Hull City (a) Lost 1-3 (Matz Sels)
2019/20 Leicester City (h) Lost 2-4 (Karl Darlow)
2020/21 Newport County (a) Won 5-4 (Mark Gillespie)
2021/22 Burnley (h) Lost 3-4 (Freddie Woodman)
2022/23 Crystal Palace (h) Won 3-2 (Nick Pope)
2023/24 Chelsea (a) Lost 2-4 (Martin Dubravka)
This was United's second shootout defeat to
Chelsea, both by the same margin:
1995/96 Chelsea (h) FA Lost 2-4 (Pavel
Hit or miss - last six NUFC LC shootouts:
Shelvey missed, Gayle missed, Atsu scored, Gouffran missed.
Muto scored, Shelvey missed, Schar scored, Hayden missed.
Wilson scored, Joelinton missed, Schar scored, Shelvey scored, Murphy
scored, S.Longstaff scored
Saint-Maximin missed, Willock scored, Joelinton scored, S.Longstaff scored,
Wood scored, Trippier scored, Joelinton scored, Botman missed, Guimaraes
Wilson scored, Trippier missed, Guimaraes scored, Ritchie missed.
Callum Wilson reached
the landmark total of 100 appearances in all competitions for
Newcastle (75 starts). His 46th Toon goal was the
first not to have been scored in the Premier League.
NUFC at Stamford Bridge - cup visits:
1914/15 Drew 1-1 Goodwill (FA)
1949/50 Lost 0-3 (FA)
1955/56 Lost 0-3 (CS)
1992/93 Lost 1-2 Lee (LC)
1995/96 Drew 1-1 Ferdinand (FAC)
2001/02 Lost 0-1 (LC)
2005/06 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
2010/11 Won 4-3 Ranger, R.Taylor, S.Ameobi 2 (LC)
2017/18 Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2023/24 Drew 1-1 (lost 2-4 on pens) (LC
midweek, another Cup calamity.
were on the verge of a second successive Carabao Cup semi-final
appearance, until Mykhailo Mudryk's added time strike salvaged
a draw for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
That wiped out a lead gained through Callum Wilson's individual effort on
16 minutes; taking advantage of Benoit
Badiashile's clumsiness to nip in and nonchalantly tuck his shot home.
That equaliser took the quarter-final tie to penalties and
although winning the toss and shooting towards their own fans,
United had no answer to the home side's ruthlessness from 12 yards.
Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher, Christopher Nkunku and Mudryk all
emphatically beat Martin Dubravka, but although the trusty Wilson netted, Trippier
skewed his kick wide before Bruno coolly converted a rather better penalty
than his effort against Crystal Palace last season.
Matt Ritchie was then entrusted to keep his side in the competition but
although he hit the target, the kick was easily saved by Djordje Petrovic
- who like most goalkeepers, moved before the kick.
For Trippier it was a tragic conclusion to a night when he arrived as a
half time substitute, only to extend his recent run of costly errors with
a poor header in front of his own goal, turning an innocuous right
wing cross from Gallagher into a yuletide gift for Mudryk.
Dubravka was then shoved by a home fan who ran off the pitch behind the
goal with the aid of a steward - some things don't change around here.
The equaliser handed the initiative to Chelsea after an indifferent
display when they'd seldom looked like scoring, nudging them into the last
four at the expense of a Magpies side who by then were simply spent
The Blues now join PSG and AC Milan in inflicting an unwanted trio of
recent cup setbacks on us, when we've suffered devastating late heartache
after positive starts.
Where we paid the price for going in search of a winner against the
Italians at Gallowgate though, tonight was akin to Paris as our lines were
Whether tonight's tie should ever have got that far is debatable though;
referee Jarred Gillett keeping his red card in his pocket when he could
easily have shown it four times to players in blue.
Moises Caicedo would surely have been off had VAR been in use; Gillett booking him in the second minute for a disgraceful scrape down the
back of Anthony Gordon's calf when the ball had long gone.
Gordon eventually pulled up and limped away, as did Krafth following a
nasty challenge from Colwill who left his studs on the Swede and
requiring lengthy treatment: failing to return after half time.
Fortune also favoured Gallagher, who should have been booked for a dive in
the box well before earning a yellow card for a cynical late foul. Mudryk
meanwhile was leniently only cautioned after grabbing Bruno Guimaraes
around the throat.
The early exchanges saw Gallagher hit the bar for Chelsea from the edge of
the box and Gordon see a shot blocked - Bruno then similarly denying
Raheem Sterling following the Newcastle goal.
More play-acting from Sterling before and after the break eventually saw
him yellow carded and the linesman correctly denied substitute Armando
Broja a goal for offside.
Nicolas Jackson shot narrowly wide in the second period as Mauricio
Pochettino's side came forward in waves but Dubravka was rarely tested and
a defence with Dan Burn replacing Sven Botman at the break, as planned,
was equal to everything it encountered until that fateful late rick.
That second half though did see United defend deeper and deeper, failing
to keep possession and with an outlet ball consisting of a hopeful punt in
the general direction of the number 9.
Agonisingly, it did appear that
we'd got away with it, but our history is littered with similarly late and
low blows at this venue; a similarly late and undeserved strike at the
same time from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink winning another quarter-final here
almost exactly 22 years previously
And there was nothing on the bench to turn to aside from willing but
limited Ritchie, Alexander Isak not risked and only defender Alex Murphy
drafted in from the U21s.
Chelsea had consented to Lewis Hall appearing against them but the loan
lad spent all night warming up, overlooked again for reasons that
presumably involve our unwillingness to trigger the permanent transfer
that was agreed last August.
A second cup exit in less than a week further reduces our potential
workload in 2024 and may also have some bearing on January's transfer
Before that though, the treatment room has more work to do with Gordon and
Krafth added to a list that had already extended to include Joelinton and
Fabian Schar after last Saturday.
This was an unfortunate game for Eddie Howe and Wilson to both
reach 100 games for the Magpies - having looked like being a memorable way
to bring up the double century until the 92nd minute.
Match 101 - a Premier League trip to Kenilworth Road on Saturday - is up
next. Notwithstanding the evident fatigue, the final away game of 2023
would be a timely occasion to cure a travel sickness that is now starting
to reach concerning levels.