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Season 2013-14
Manchester City (h) League Cup Fourth Round

In association 


Wednesday 30th October 2013, 7.45pm Live on Sky Sports

 St.James' Park 

Conditions: routine

Admission: £20



Newcastle United

Manchester City

0 - 2
(aet, 0-0 90mins)



Half time: United 0 City 0

Full time: United 0 City 0

Anita was dispossessed and City swarmed down the right wing before a cross was half cleared by Moussa Sissoko at the second attempt.

However the visitors were able to quickly regroup and push forward down the left flank and when Dzeko evaded Tiote and Debuchy to thread the ball across the United six yard box, Negredo simply ducked in front of Yanga Mbiwa before sidefooting in from close range 0-1

ld boy James Milner and substitute Silva exchanged passes on the edge of the United box, Dzeko ghosting away from Debuchy and Williamson before rounding Krul and firing home at the Gallowgate End. 0-2

Half time of extra time: United 0 City 2

Full time of extra time: United 0 City 2

We Said

Alan Pardew said:

"It was tough because I thought my team couldn't have given any more than they did. 

"I think when you get to extra time that first goal is very important and we had a great chance (Cisse) and unfortunately it got away from us. We haven't had the rub of the green today but put in a hell of an effort.

"If that (extra time Cisse chance) goes in it could've been different. I think it was obvious the first goal would be crucial and they got it.

"David Silva had a big influence when he came on but before that I thought we were the better side. I'm disappointed for the fans and our players because they put on a terrific show after the disappointment of Sunday. It was just a shame we couldn't get the goal we deserved."

They Said

Manuel Pellegrini:

"Costel did well, he made a couple of good saves. He normally plays in the Capital One and FA Cup so this was a very important match for him - he always has my trust and the trust of all the team - that is why he is here.

"He is a good player and is not playing too much because Hart played this year and last year but I trust him and for him and for the whole team to keep a clean sheet after six games is very important."


Both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy collected their fourth yellow cards of the season, leaving them each just a single caution away from suspension.

This was our sixteenth appearance in the Fourth Round of the League Cup during its various incarnations:

Fulham (h) won 3-0 M'donald, Cannell, Cassidy 
QPR (a) won 3-1 Macdonald, Burns, Nulty
1976/77 Manchester U (a) lost 2-7 Burns, Nattrass
1994/95 Manchester C (a) drew 1-1 Jeffrey
Manchester C (h) lost 0-2
Liverpool (a) 1-0 won Watson
Middlesbrough (a) 1-3 lost Shearer
Derby County (a) 1-0 won Tomasson
Blackburn (h) drew 1-1 Shearer*
Birmingham (a) lost 1-2 Dyer
2001/02 Ipswich (h) won 4-1 Robert, Shola, Shearer 2
2004/05 Chelsea (h) lost 0-2
2005/06 Wigan (a) lost 0-1
2006/07 Watford (a) drew 2-2 Sibierski, Parker** 
2010/11 Arsenal (h) lost 0-4
2011/12 Blackburn (a) lost 3-4 Guthrie, Cabaye, L'krands
2013/14 Manchester City (h) lost 0-2

* lost on pens
** won on pens

City v United - Cup Record:

2013/14 lost 0-2 (h) LC
won 1-0 (h) FAC Solano
1994/95 won 3-1 (h) FAC Gillespie 2, Beresford
1994/95 lost 0-2 (h) LC
1994/95 drew 1-1 (a) LC Jeffrey
1976/77 lost 1-3 (h) FAC Gowling
1975/76 lost 1-2 (n) LC Gowling
1974/75 won 2-0 (a) FAC Nulty, Burns
1968/69 lost 0-2 (a) FAC 
1968/69 drew 0-0 (h) FAC
1956/57 won 5-4 (a) FAC White 2, Curry, Tait, Casey
1954/55 won 3-1 (n) FAC Hannah, Milburn, Mitchell
1923/24 won 2-0 (n) FAC Harris 2

Total record against Manchester City:
  P W D L F A
SJP 77 48 15 14 149 79
MR/CoM 78 16 20 42 79 144
League 155 64 35 56 228 223
SJP(FA) 6 3 2 1 8 5
MR/W 4 3 0 1 10 7
SJP(LC) 2 0 0 2 0 4
MR/W 2 0 1 1 2 3
Cup 14 6 3 5 20 19
Tot 169 70 38 61 248 242



Extra time efforts from Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko proved enough to end Newcastle's interest in the League Cup for another season at Gallowgate on Wednesday.

A City side showing ten changes from that which was beaten at Chelsea in the Premier League four days earlier survived some uncomfortable moments and were slightly fortunate to make it as far as the additional half hour.

However United lacked the killer touch to record a first win over the blue half of Manchester in fifteen attempts going back eight years
and as a consequence proved unable to qualify for a first League Cup Quarter Final since 2006. 

Alan Pardew made five changes from the starting XI fielded in Sunday's debacle, opting for a 4-4-2 setup fronted by Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse - Loic Remy and Hatem Ben Arfa dropping down to substitute roles.

They were joined on the bench by Yohan Cabaye as Vurnon Anita earned a recall and Paul Dummett was replaced in central defence by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, available after serving his one match ban.  

There was a welcome first outing this season for fit-again Massadio Haidara, in at left back for Davide Santon. Rumours of a return for Sylvain Marveaux proved to be inaccurate however and Jonas Gutierrez remains back in Argentina due to as-yet unspecified family reasons.

Although without a goal since April in the league, Papiss Cisse did find the net against Leeds in our last Capital One tie and the man from Senegal lofted an early effort narrowly wide of the Gallowgate goal occupied by the substantial frame of City custodian Costel Pantilimon.
That chance came as a result of a more urgent approach to getting the ball into the final third from Newcastle, although the quality of our crosses remained variable.

The Romanian 'keeper got his gloves dirty to tip away a goalbound effort from Shola on the half hour, a chance that heralded a mini-blitz from the home side including a Shola effort ruled offside and a decent chance to hit the target annoyingly spurned by a wayward Anita.  
Haidara didn't reappear after the interval and was later confirmed as having injured a hamstring. That gave Dummett the chance to play in his stronger left back position, but our second substitution midway through the half was counter-productive, Shola's withdrawal in favour of Cabaye resulting in the side sitting deeper and reprising their continual failing of isolating lone forward Cisse.

With City hardly testing Tim Krul and the tie looking as if a single goal would prove decisive, United made their final change of the evening on 81 minutes by introducing Ben Arfa - Dummett leaving the field with an unspecified injury and Anita being posted to left back.

An 89th minute corner from Ben Arfa was pumped across from the left by Cabaye but agonisingly headed wide by Yoan Gouffran, who was deemed to be offside - the last significant act of normal time.

However the linesman's flag stayed down moments later when Cisse started a move deep in his own half before timing his run on goal perfectly to accept Ben Arfa's lob.

Controlling the pass with his left foot, Cisse could only flick his right-footed shot against the torso of Pantilimon as he came out of his six yard box - a tragic miss on a night when chances were always at a premium.

And United were duly punished soon after, when Negredo opened the scoring. And a first home cup loss in three years and ten ties was then confirmed six minutes later, when Dzeko shot home.

That second goal was the signal for some of the home support to take their leave, but those who remained saw Joleon Lescott clear an acrobatic effort from Ben Arfa off the line with seven minutes remaining.
The outcome leaves Newcastle with just their League position to work on until the FA Cup early next year and it's a moot point what level of points return would be enough to make this defeat Pardew's last cup tie. 

Defeats to Chelsea and Spurs in our next two games certainly wouldn't help and on the basis that Loic Remy is our chief source of goals, his omission here was entirely predictable but annoying, in much the same way failing to field Demba Ba at Old Trafford in this competition last season could have just tipped things in our favour. 

It's difficult not to feel sympathy for the United boss, but he at least has the comfort of knowing that the result adhered to the club's "master plan" of avoiding cup success - even if that was at odds with his own wishes, and those of thousands of supporters. He wasn't too far away from pulling off a notable result tonight.  

And the final score also meant that those excluded local scribes at least won't have to worry about compiling special Wembley editions of their titles - it's an ill wind.


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