EFL Cup - Second Round
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Newcastle United 4-1 Northampton Town

Florian Thauvin
Florian Thauvin played a part in all four Newcastle goals against Northampton

Florian Thauvin scored on his full debut for Newcastle as the Premier League side beat Northampton to reach the third round of the League Cup.

Thauvin, a £12m signing from Marseille, was involved in all four Newcastle goals, volleying the hosts ahead before crossing for Siem de Jong to head in.

Marc Richards pulled one back from the spot after Cheick Tiote's handball.

But Thauvin set up Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson after the break to send the Magpies through with ease.

The France Under-21 winger, who made his debut off the bench in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Manchester United, was a constant menace and scored his first goal in English football just three minutes into his first start.

The 22-year-old, who also provided crosses for each of the other three Newcastle goals, lasted 65 minutes before being withdrawn to a standing ovation at St James' Park.

The League Two Cobblers had looked in contention when Richards's penalty pulled the score back to 2-1 with only 10 minutes gone, but the Premier League side's superiority shone through in the second half.

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 22Janmaat
  • 15Lascelles
  • 6Williamson
  • 19HaidaraSubstituted forToneyat 78'minutes
  • 24TiotéBooked at 20mins
  • 11Gouffran
  • 16Aarons
  • 10de Jong
  • 20ThauvinSubstituted forMitrovicat 65'minutes
  • 17PérezBooked at 69minsSubstituted forColbackat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 4Colback
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 18Mbemba
  • 21Elliot
  • 36Toney
  • 45Mitrovic

Northampton

  • 26Clarke
  • 19WatsonSubstituted forHoskinsat 62'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 23YatesBooked at 62mins
  • 16Buchanan
  • 15PotterSubstituted forD'Athat 62'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 8Byrom
  • 18McDonald
  • 6CresswellBooked at 86mins
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7D'Ath
  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
26,923

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 4, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 4, Northampton Town 1.

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

Booking

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ivan Toney replaces Massadio Haidara.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Marc Richards.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United).

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jack Colback replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Yates (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

Booking

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Yoan Gouffran.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Florian Thauvin.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 4, Northampton Town 1. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Alfie Potter.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Ryan Watson.

Booking

Adam Yates (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 3, Northampton Town 1. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Foul by Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newcastle United 2, Northampton Town 1.

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