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Season 2013-14
Leeds United (h) League Cup Third Round

In association 


Wednesday 25th September 2013, 7.45pm

 St.James' Park 

Conditions: mild, unruffled

Admission: 20



Newcastle United

Leeds United

2 - 0



31mins Papiss Cisse made a perfectly-timed forward run as left back Paul Dummett played a swooping ball down the touchline, and when Sammy Ameobi swung over a splendid centre, Cisse nodded into the Leazes End goal from eight yards without breaking stride.1-0

Half time: Newcastle 1 Leeds 0

Again it was Sammy Ameobi who created the opportunity, taking a pass on the left flank and jinking infield before nudging the ball forward to Yoan Gouffran just inside the box. 

The former Bordeaux man had his back to goal but took a touch to turn away from marker Scott Wootton and then delivered a hammered right foot finish to notch his first ever goal at SJP. 2-0

Full time: Newcastle 2 Leeds 0

We Said

Alan Pardew said:

"They were two great goals. Both made by Sammy [Ameobi] in different circumstances. Good ability from Sammy for the first with a simple pass. The second goal was all about Gouffran setting himself and a fantastic hit.

"All strikers when they are not scoring don't feel like they have done their job. Goalscorers want to score goals and he is always disappointed if he hasn't scored. He
(Papiss Cisse) has had a few good chances in these last few games, but that was an important goal tonight - how important, we will have to wait and see.

"He had a couple of big chances before that and snatched at them, and it just goes to show where he was, really. Goals can settle a player down and hopefully it will because he has not been as powerful and as good as he had been.

"It was a super performance. I am still hurting from Saturday, if I am honest because I can see on the training ground that we have got the squad in a good place. All the guys who came in tonight have done terrifically and therefore, that compounds the result on Saturday.

"I am not going to get carried away tonight. We are in the last 16, as we should be, but it's a reminder to us that we have got to get consistency at this football club and if we have got the group below as good as that, then that bodes well.

"I don't really need to talk it up, I think it spoke for itself. The real highlight was obviously
(Paul) Dummett and Sammy (Ameobi). We have had Paul since he was nine, we have had Sammy since he was 14.

"I bumped into a lady today when I was popping out for my lunch and she said, 'You are looking after my nine-year-old at the moment'. I said, 'Well, there is a route to the first team'. 

"There's nothing better than having local players on the pitch and we are really pushing those two to see if they can crack a regular first team spot. They were terrific tonight and I am pleased for them both.

"When you are talking about world footballers coming to this club and to all Premier League clubs, it's very, very difficult, as we all know, for local players to get into the team. Those two have done really well, but they have got to push on now to the next level."

Talking about the draw:

"Well, it's a home tie. I am 100 per cent at home in the cup."

And the 11th minute tribute:

"I was really impressed with the two sets of fans - that Gary Speed moment was one of the highlights of the season."

They Said

Brian McDermott:

"I thought we played really well in the first half, there were a lot of good things that came out of the game. Its all about both boxes. Their first goal we should have done better and their second was a great finish, but we had opportunities. We hit the bar, and we had a definite penalty. That was disappointing.

"The crowd were unbelievable. They saw us trying to play and do the right things and there was a lot to be positive about. Their support was fantastic. I said to Ross at the end we have to give them something because they deserve something. Well dust ourselves down and go again.

"That game was never going to be easy. We gave a good account of ourselves and if we could have got that first goal, who knows what could have happened.

"That effort by Ross was real class. We had other opportunities with Matt Smith and it could have been different. Like I say, I thought we should have had a penalty. Matt was bowled over. It was a certain penalty and because hes six foot four he didnt give it.

"Their (first) goal, from their point of view, was a little bit of quality on the left-hand side and maybe we needed to do better in that situation, but it was a good header, and their second goal was a great finish."


Newcastle achieved their 60th victory in this competition on the occasion of their 132nd League Cup game. Goals scored now climbs to 212 and conceded remains 182

Yoan Gouffran became the 114th Newcastle player to score for the club in the League Cup

It was a case of third time lucky for the Magpies against Leeds United in this competition, with our previous two pairings seeing the side from Elland Road victorious: 

1966/67 Second Round Away lost 0-1 
1982/83 Second Round Away won 1-0 Varadi
1982/83 Second Round Home lost 1-4 Clarke
2013/14 Third Round Home won 2-0 Cisse, Gouffran

Add in a 1-4 FA Cup away loss in 1931 and a 0-3 FA Cup defeat at SJP two seasons later and this was the first time ever that Newcastle have eliminated Leeds from a cup competition.

Leeds @ SJP - last 20 competitive visits:
(Premier League unless stated)

2013/14 won 2-0 LC Cisse, Gouffran
2003/04 won 1-0 Shearer
2002/03 lost 0-2 
2001/02 won 3-1 OG, Dyer, Bellamy
2000/01 won 2-1 Solano, Acuna
1999/00 drew 2-2 Shearer 2
1998/99 lost 0-3
1997/98 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1996/97 won 3-0 Shearer 2, Ferdinand
1995/96 won 2-1 Lee Beardsley
1994/95 lost 1-2 Elliott
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole 
1989/90 won 5-2 D2 Quinn 4, Gallacher
1983/84 won 1-0 D2 OG
1982/83 won 2-1 D2 Waddle, Keegan(pen)
1982/83 lost 1-4 LC Clarke
1977/78 won 3-2 D1 Burns 2, Kennedy
1976/77 won 3-0 D1 Burns, Oates, McCaffery
1975/76 lost 2-3 D1 T.Craig(pen), Gowling
1974/75 won 3-0 D1 Tudor, Kennedy, Howard

Full record v Leeds United:

  P W D L F A
SJP 43 25 7 11 80 52
ER 43 11 10 22 44 80
League 86 36 17 33 124 132
SJP(FA) 1 0 0 1 0 3
ER 1 0 0 1 1 4
SJP(LC) 2 1 0 1 3 4
ER 2 1 0 1 1 1
Cup 6 2 0 4 5 12
Tot 92 38 17 37 129 144

(All games in Premier League unless specified)

NUFC - last 10 home League Cup ties:

Leeds won 2-0 (36,220)
2010/11 Arsenal lost 0-4 33,157)
2009/10 Huddersfield Town won 4-3 (23,815)
2008/09 Spurs lost 1-2 (20,577)
2007/08 Barnsley won 2-0 (30,523)
2006/07 Chelsea lost 0-1 (37,406)
2006/07 Portsmouth won 3-0 (25,028)
2004/05 Chelsea lost 0-2 (38,055)
2004/05 Norwich City won 2-1 (42,153)
2003/04 West Bromwich Albion lost 1-2 (46,932)




1,005 minutes after he last found the net at club level, Papiss Cisse rediscovered his scoring touch on Wednesday to put Newcastle on the road to a place in the last sixteen of the Capital One Cup.

The man from Senegal was one of five players who kept their place from Saturday's home loss to Hull, Alan Pardew relying on three of his first-choice back five in the shape of Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy and Fabricio Coloccini.

With Vurnon Anita retained in midfield, Saturday's trio of substitutes - Sylvain Marveaux, Cheick Tiote and Yoan Gouffran - all started, while United's English contingent was boosted to three by Dummett, Ameobi junior and a first outing of the season for Mike Williamson.

Backed by a boisterous 6,000 fans on L7, Leeds created the first chance of the game on five minutes, Ross McCormack finding space in front of goal to glance a long-distance lob off the bar.
The Championship side looked to pack the central area of the pitch and break forward at speed when possible, a ploy which Newcastle gradually adjusted to - Tiote off the pace initially, but Sammy Ameobi enjoying large amounts of possession and looking a constant threat.

That rarest of sights for toon fans - a goal from a corner - almost became reality when Coloccini's header from Marveaux's flag kick was cleared off the line by Smith. And after Gouffran's stooping header from Ameobi's cross went narrowly wide, Tiote popped up in the box and managed the noteworthy feat of actually hitting the target with a shot that was blocked at the near post. 

Cisse then tested the side netting on that side of Paddy Kenny's goal before Krul blocked Smith's effort at the other end and the visiting striker instantly rued his miss when Cisse showed him how to do it at the other end.

The second period took a while to get going with neither 'keeper called upon until midway through the half, at which point Kenny was helpless to prevent the fifth and by far most the dazzling goal to date of Gouffran's Toon career.

That killed off the opposition and allowed Pardew to give some pitch time to Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling and Haris Vuckic - Obertan twice galloping clear, but in typical style managing to fluff his one-on-one's with Kenny.    

Thankfully it didn't matter on this occasion though and a re-jigged lineup had enough class to finish the job and provide Cisse with a chance to break his duck for the season - something he'd also done almost exactly a year ago in the same competition.

Coming on the day that the club revealed in minutes of a supporters forum that they had no focus on succeeding in domestic cup competitions, it's nice to see that at the manager, his players and at least some fans still beg to differ.

However the arrival of Manchester City here in the next round threatens to place an undue strain on resources, coming in the middle of a hectic week when league games against the mackems and Chelsea are also scheduled. 

Regardless of that though, the carrot of a Quarter Final place has to act as a spur to all concerned, be they playing, directing or cheering. For that not to be the case begs the question of why we bother to have a football club at all.


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