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Season 2021-22
Burnley (h) Carabao Cup Second Round


Wednesday 25th August 2021, 7.45pm

 St. James' Park

Conditions: Repetitive

Admission: £10 adults, £5 concessions
(£20 and £10 on match day) 




0 - 0
(3-4  pens)





Half time: Magpies 0 Clarets 0

Full time: Magpies 0 Clarets 0

Start me up

Miss you

It's all over now



0-0 Saint-Maximin missed
0-1 Wood scored
1-1 Willock scored
1-2 Barnes scored
2-2 Joelinton scored
2-3 McNeil scored
3-3 S.Longstaff scored
3-3 Brownhill saved
3-3 Almiron saved
3-4 Taylor scored

Burnley win 4-3.

We Said

Steve Bruce:

"We all know penalties are a lottery and they can go either way.

"What pleased me more was the performance of the team. I thought we were excellent throughout.

"If you want to be critical we've missed big, big chances, and at this level against a Premier League team you've got to take them.

"But overall, the way the team played defensively I thought we were excellent. I can't remember Burnley having a shot or my goalkeeper having a save to make.

"But we're not having any luck at the minute. We've got to keep bashing away and I'm sure it'll change.

“I was very pleased with the way we played and kept a clean sheet.

“There were a lot of positives. I brought the players on to win the match. I didn’t bring them on for the penalties.

"Allan and Miggy smashed them away in training yesterday. They couldn’t execute it tonight, but how different it is in front of a big crowd and a real atmosphere?"

They Said

Sean Dyche said: 

It was a big ask for this group: once again, we find ourselves at stretch.We made changes for the right reasons I felt. Some we had to, of course. When you've got Erik Pieters playing three positions in one game, I don't think that's the perfect scenario.

"I thought both teams were off in the first half to be honest. I thought it was a flat game with nothing in it. It felt like one of those odd cup games. Second half came to life. They were a lot brighter, especially in the first 15 minutes.

(Hennessey) made a massive save and that was important to us, and then the game calmed a little bit. They had another chance where Wayne's made another big save.

"I didn't think he had too much to do but, when he did, I thought he was excellent. The safety of him, the control of him, I thought he was excellent throughout for that side of it. As I said, they were two big saves.

"Generally, we huffed and puffed a bit but the desire, the mentality, the will, the basics if you like, were on show, particularly in the second half, to see us through the 90-odd minutes.

"We kept foraging, kept trying to break them down whilst trying to defend properly, and overall we came away with a sneaky one on penalties, but we'll take it - I thought it was a really secure situation with the penalty takers. They all looked confident."


Newcastle have now lost six of the eight League Cup ties to be settled by that process - and all five at SJP.

1979/80 mackems (h) Lost 6-7
1998/99 Blackburn Rovers (h) Lost 2-4
2002/03 Everton (h) Lost 2-3
2006/07 Watford (a) Won 5-4
2016/17 Hull City (a) Lost 1-3
2019/20 Leicester City (h) Lost 2-4
2020/21 Newport County (a) Won 5-4
2021/22 Burnley (h) lost 3-4

And that barren run at Gallowgate also extends to the other three cup shootouts played on home soil*

1991/92 Bournemouth (h) FA Lost 3-4
1995/96 Chelsea (h) FA Lost 2-4
2003/04 Partizan Belgrade (h) CL Lost 3-4

* Newcastle have actually won a home penalty shootout in a competitive game (of sorts), beating Hearts 4-3 in the Texaco Cup back in 1971.

Clarets @ SJP - last 10:

2021/22 drew 0-0 (lost 3-4 on pens)
won 3-1 Saint-Maximin, Wilson 2
2019/20 drew 0-0
2018/19 won 2-0 Schar, S.Longstaff
2017/18 drew 1-1 Lascelles
2014/15 drew 3-3 S.Taylor, Colback, Sissoko
1982/83 won 3-0 Waddle, Varadi, Keegan
1979/80 drew 1-1 Davies
1978/79 won 3-1 Withe, Shoulder, Cassidy
1975/76 lost 0-1

NUFC - Last 10 LC Second Round ties:

2021/22 Burnley (h) drew 0-0 (3-4p)
Blackburn Rovers (h) won 1-0
2019/20 Leicester City (h) drew 1-1 (2-3p)
2018/19 Nottingham Forest (a) lost 1-3
2017/18 Nottingham Forest (h) lost 2-3 (aet)
2016/17 Cheltenham Town (h) won 2-0
2015/16 Northampton Town (h) won 4-1
2014/15 Gillingham (a) won 1-0
2013/14 Morecambe (a) won 2-0
2011/12 Scunthorpe United (a) won 2-1


Newcastle's Carabao Cup campaign ended at the first hurdle on Wednesday; 30,000 fans inside SJP to see Steve Bruce's side eliminated on penalties - further blighting our pathetic spot kick record.

Since a marathon loss to the mackems here in the same competition in 1979, The Magpies have failed to win a single penalty shootout on home territory; this their eighth unsuccessful attempt to get some satisfaction in League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League. 

Our latest failure came after 90 scoreless minutes during which Burnley failed to test Freddie Woodman but hung on as United just couldn't summon up the goal that would surely have put them out.

Retaining just the goalkeeper and Jamaal Lascelles from the starting line-up beaten at Aston Villa, the hosts unsurprisingly took some time to make any headway - aided by a visiting side completely disinterested in attacking.

Half time arrived with only Jeff Hendrick having had any notable attempts on goal: one wide and one deflected wide. The same player then somehow failed to net against his own side from close range four minutes after the restart.

A livelier second half display from United saw Dwight Gayle denied what would have been a first cup goal in our colours, when his run and shot from a narrow angle rattled the underside of the crossbar on 55 minutes.

Gayle and Manquillo then saw efforts saved by debutant Clarets custodian Wayne Hennessey before Allan Saint-Maximin, Joe Willock and Miguel Almiron appeared to audible excitement from younger elements of the crowd.

In truth though the big guns added little of substance - and two of them would make unwanted contributions to the eventual outcome.

With extra time no longer played in this competition, the tie went straight to penalties at the 90 minute mark; coach Graeme Jones to the fore and Bruce standing aside as the Magpies players went into their pitchside huddle.

Sadly his club shootout experience was to be no more profitable than the England one last month - this attempt getting off to the worst possible start when Hennessey met a weak kick from Saint-Maximin.

The Frenchman may have a decent goal record against Burnley, but quite why he was entrusted to take the first kick was unclear - especially as he still looked to be feeling the after-effects of several meaty challenges.

The next six spot kicks were all netted at the Leazes End; Joe Willock, Joelinton and Sean Longstaff all flawlessly converting theirs while Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Dwight McNeil followed suit.

Hopes that our home hoodoo could finally be ended were raised when Woodman blocked Josh Brownhill's spot kick to leave the score at 3-3 (and have us readying our "Tumbling Dyche" headline...)

However Almiron promptly emulated Saint-Maximin's tame effort, leaving Charlie Taylor to convert and put Burnley into Round Three; United beginning their season with three defeats to sides clad in claret and blue.

Never mind the late trio of replacements though; the side that was selected to start was experienced and proficient enough to have won this game in normal time - not least due to the rottenness of Burnley.

Aside from the outcome, there were some positives to be taken: Javier Manquillo putting in a decent shift at right wing back on his first start since March and Sean Longstaff looking more like his old industrious self.

Rather less impressive however was the returning Jamal Lewis while Ryan Fraser at least got into some crossing positions, even if his delivery wasn't particularly clever. A general failure to get Gayle into the game effectively was also concerning.

If you're looking for other crumbs of comfort, all three sides relegated from the Premier League last season played more than one League Cup tie - and we now have a free week before visiting Watford next month, unlike the Hornets.

None of that is remotely inspiring, but reflects the grim reality of Premier League survival. A cup run would be nice, but you can't always get what you want....


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