Championship side Forest knock out Newcastle in five-goal thriller

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Carabao Cup 2nd Round

Newcastle United 2-3 AET Nottingham Forest

Mitrovic 3 Aarons 45+1  Cummings 29,31 Walker 97

Two goals in two minutes from Jason Cummings and an extra time header from Tyler Walker was enough to send Nottingham Forest to the third round of the Carabao Cup at the expense of Premier League side Newcastle United. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Rolando Aarons contributed with goals for the hosts, Mitrovic taking the lead three minutes in before Rolando Aarons equalised for Rafael Benitez’s side on the brink of half time.

Newcastle United had a dream start to the game at St James’ Park with Aleksandar Mitrovic taking the lead just three minutes in. Rolando Aarons made a good run on the left-hand side before playing a good ball in towards the striker who sent the ball on its way into the top-right corner in what was his first shot of the game.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Nottingham Forest however, as four minutes later Ben Brereton found himself through on goal only for his effort to be stopped by keeper Karl Darlow on the edge of the box.

Newcastle almost doubled their lead in the ninth minute however. Nottingham Forest keeper Jordan Smith was off his line and Mohamed Diame tried his luck from long range, only for his shot to go just over.

Both defences looked relatively open, and as a result Nottingham Forest nearly came close through Jason Cummings fifteen minutes later. The forward however had his effort pushed away by Darlow.

Cummings managed to get Forest back into the game six minutes later, heading home from close range on the end of Kieran Dowell’s cross.

Two minutes later, Cummings got a second goal – taking the lead for the East Midlands side. He found himself one-on-one with Karl Darlow and managed to lob the former Forest keeper to find the net.

It was almost 3-1 to the visitors in the 33rd minute as Ben Osborn capitalised on a defensive error only for his shot to go over the bar.

Nottingham Forest continued to dominate the rest of the first half, with Newcastle looking very uneasy at the back. Zach Clough got through the defence with ease in the 40th minute only for his shot to be blocked by the keeper and then Cummings’ shot was deflected over and out for a corner.

Despite Forest’s dominance, it was Newcastle who got the next goal of the game on the brink of half time. The impressive Rolando Aarons made a selfish-looking run, as Jacob Murphy was free on his right, but his selfishness paid off as he struck the ball in the top corner to beat Smith and equalise for Benitez’s side at the best possible time.

The hosts started the second half well too with winger Jacob Murphy looking very lively. He forced a good save from Smith, who punched away to the left and out for a corner, and then the former Norwich man cut through with ease five minutes later only for his shot to go over the bar.

Jason Cummings almost had his hat-trick for the visitors in the 60th minute cutting in from the right only for his shot to go over the bar.

Twenty minutes later Newcastle came close as Mitrovic took the ball off Worrall and laid the ball off to Murphy but he could only hit the ball wide.

In added time, Nottingham Forest had a free kick in a very threatening position. Cummings stepped up, and he narrowly missed out on his hat-trick by hitting the bar. With the scores still level after 90 minutes the game went to extra time.

Five minutes into extra time, Mitrovic found the ball in space but failed to take a shot shortly before Jacob Murphy’s shot was blocked on the follow up.

Nottingham Forest found themselves in front again in the 98th minute. Joe Worrall’s header around ten yards out on the end of a corner was met by the head of Tyler Walker at the far post on its way in to send the away fans wild.

The home side were therefore playing catch-up for the rest of the game. Mohamed Diame headed just over from a corner in the 99th minute before Henri Saivet’s volley went just wide four minutes later.

Diame came close again in the second-half of extra time, and he was especially frustrated when he headed just over from a corner in what turned out to be the last kick of the game – failing to send the game to penalties.

Nottingham Forest’s win means that they head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the third round of the Carabao Cup (w/c 18 September).

Newcastle United: Darlow (c), Sterry (Lazaar 58), Hanley, Mbemba, Gamez, Murphy, Saivet, Barlaser (Hayden 70), Aarons (Ritchie 77), Diame, Mitrovic (Joseulu 105).

Booked: Hanley

Subs not used: Lascelles, Manquillo, Woodman.

Nottingham Forest: Smith, Lichaj, Mancienne (c), Worrall, Fox, Osborn, Clough, Bouchalakis (McKay 45), Brereton (Walker 77), Cummings (Murphy 97), Dowell (Hobbs 62).

Booked: Mancienne and Worrall.

Subs not used: Traore, Evtimov, Darikwa.

Attendance: 27,709



Barnsley edge Morecambe in seven-goal thriller

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Carabao Cup 1st Round

Barnsley 4-3 Morecambe

Bradshaw 2,46  Lavelle 45+1Ugbo 22         Rose 49 penHedges 90+5  Oliver 82

Championship side Barnsley were on the right side of a seven-goal thriller on Tuesday night as they defeated League 2’s Morecambe 4-3. Tom Bradshaw took the lead early on for the hosts, and Ugbo doubled their lead in the 22nd minute. Morecambe fought back through Sam Lavelle on the brink of half time, but Bradshaw was quick to score in the second half as well. The visitors managed to get it back to 3-3 with goals from Michael Rose and Vadaine Oliver and the game looked like it was heading for extra time, but substitute Ryan Hedges made sure that didn’t happen with a goal in the very last minute of stoppage time.

Whilst Morecambe appeared to have much of possession very early into the game, Barnsley had the better start. They were hitting the Shrimps on the counter-attack regularly and looked very threatening. Their superiority in attack was demonstrated just two minutes in when forwards Ike Ugbo and Tom Bradshaw linked up really well to get the ball past the defence with ease, and Bradshaw was able to bury it past Nizic in the bottom-left corner.

Ten minutes later Bradshaw came close again. Full back Andy Yiadom worked well on the left-hand side and put in a pinpoint ball to Bradshaw but his effort was saved by Nizic one-on-one.

Moments later, the Yorkshire side hit the Shrimps on the counter-attack. Morecambe’s defence looked wide open, but fortunately for them Ugbo’s effort went over the bar.

The first real chance of the game for Jim Bentley’s side came in the 18th minute, and it was almost a spectacular goal. Andy Fleming tried his luck from long-range, and his shot dipped just over the bar.

Alex Kenyon got his head on the end of Michael Rose’s corner two minutes later only for it to be pushed away by Davies, and then Barnsley were able to hit Morecambe on the counter with defender Sam Lavelle struggling to keep up with Ike Ugbo – who netted home from close range to double the home side’s lead.

It was almost three for the Championship side in the 25th minute with Tom Bradshaw’s one-on-one effort being pushed away by Nizic to his right.

Aaron McGowan tried his luck from long range for the Shrimps ten minutes later, only for it to be pushed away by keeper Adam Davies.

Morecambe had the better of the last ten minutes of the half. Vadaine Oliver’s effort was cleared off the line in the 43rd minute shortly before Sam Lavelle’s shot on the end of Rose’s corner beat Davies in the top-left corner to give Jim Bentley’s side some hope going into the interval with the score at 2-1.

The second half began much like the first half. Tom Bradshaw headed home on the end of a good cross from the left in the 46th minute to get his second of the night.

Three minutes later, Morecambe got a penalty however as Vadaine Oliver was brought down in the box by Angus MacDonald. Captain Michael Rose stepped up to take the penalty and he hit it in the top left corner to put the Shrimps in reaching distance of an equaliser.

Barnsley threatened on the counter-attack again ten minutes later, but Dan Nizic in the Morecambe goal kept the efforts out. George Moncur was twice denied by Nizic – being parried away first time and then denied one-on-one shortly afterwards.

Morecambe came close in the 66th minute through Vadaine Oliver, but the striker’s shot deflected off a defender and then was tipped over by keeper Davies.

Five minutes later ex-Blackpool winger Brad Potts had a shot well blocked by Alex Kenyon shortly before Ugbo’s effort was kept out by Nizic.

Garry Thompson came on as a substitute for the Shrimps, and had a real impact when he came on. He got the assist for Morecambe’s equaliser in the 82nd minute – crossing the ball into Oliver who headed home from close range to score his first goal for the Shrimps.

The game looked like it was heading for extra time, with Michael Rose’s free kick on the edge of the box being kept out by the keeper in added time.

It was heartbreak for Morecambe however in the fifth minute of added time, as Barnsley got a winner in what was effectively the last kick of the game. Substitute Ryan Hedges buried it past Nizic in the bottom-left corner to send the home support wild as it meant Barnsley booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Up next for the Shrimps is Lincoln City away from home in the league on Saturday.

Barnsley: Davies, Pearson, MacDonald(c), Pinnock, Yiadom, Potts (Hedges 89), Moncur, Williams (Mowatt 89), Hammill, Ugbo (Payne 77), Bradshaw.

Booked: Yiadom and Potts.

Subs not used: McCarthy, Townsend, Mallan, Jackson.

Morecambe: Nizic, Lund (Ellison 50), Kenyon, Lavelle, McGowan, Brough, Fleming, Rose (c), Campbell (Thompson 69), Oliver, Turner (Deakin 79).

Booked: Lavelle, Campbell, Thompson.

Subs not used: Roche, Conlan, Brownsword, Wildig