EFL Cup - Fourth Round
Man CityManchester City0NewcastleNewcastle United2

Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle United

By Jonathan JurejkoBBC Sport
Moussa Sissoko
French midfielder Moussa Sissoko clinched victory with his first goal of the season
  • Holders City out after fourth-round loss
  • City boss Pellegrini suffers first League Cup defeat
  • Newcastle reach last eight for first time under Pardew
  • Magpies to visit Spurs in quarter-finals

Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the League Cup as a youthful Newcastle side earned the club's first win in 12 attempts at Etihad Stadium.

Teenage forward Rolando Aarons put the visitors ahead with an angled drive into the far corner.

Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot superbly denied Stevan Jovetic before his skipper Fabricio Coloccini sliced against the post before half-time.

Man City must recover trust - Pellegrini

Moussa Sissoko slid in the second as Newcastle reached the last eight.

Now they will travel to Premier League rivals Tottenham in the next round, bidding for a place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1975-76.

Newcastle's players embraced in a celebratory huddle at the final whistle after reaching the quarter-finals of a domestic cup competition for the first time under boss Alan Pardew.

Magpies supporters had called for Pardew to be sacked after a poor start to the campaign in which their team failed to win any of their first six Premier League matches.

Match facts
Rolando Aarons' strike ended a run of 525 minutes without a goal for Newcastle against Man City.Newcastle had previously failed to score in their last five matches against Man City and had conceded at least twice in each of their last 14.

But the pressure has been relieved after a recent revival with Newcastle earning three straight wins.

Pardew had been boosted by successive Premier League victories over Leicester and Spurs but decided to name a youthful and inexperienced side to face the Premier League champions.

His decision was justified as Newcastle took a sixth-minute lead through the second goal of England Under-20 international Aarons' fledgling career.

Players are behind me - Pardew

City enjoyed plenty of possession but lacked incision in the final third as Newcastle, whose performance showed a wonderful mixture of defensive resilience and attacking intent, clinched a deserved victory.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini watched his unbeaten record in the League Cup disappear with a whimper, but will be more concerned about another limp performance from his side.

His side have stuttered at home and abroad in the past week, having blown a two-goal lead to draw at Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow and then lost 2-1 at top-flight rivals West Ham.

So they would have been keen for a morale-boosting performance before Sunday's Manchester derby against United at the Etihad.

Instead, they were left rueing another disappointing defeat sealed by substitute Sissoko skipping through the defence before slotting in.

Ed Aarons
Newcastle goalscorer Rolando Aarons made his senior debut on the opening weekend of the season - against Manchester City
Newcastle beat Manchester City
Injury-hit Newcastle midfielder Ryan Taylor enjoyed a winning comeback as he played for the first time since August 2012

Line-ups

Man City

  • 13Caballero
  • 3Sagna
  • 26Demichelis
  • 20MangalaBooked at 69mins
  • 11Kolarov
  • 7MilnerBooked at 84mins
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 42Y TouréSubstituted forNavasat 60'minutes
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forNasriat 9'minutesSubstituted forAgüeroat 70'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 35Jovetic
  • 10Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 1Hart
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 6Reges
  • 8Nasri
  • 15Navas
  • 16Agüero
  • 38Boyata

Newcastle

  • 21Elliot
  • 22JanmaatSubstituted forSissokoat 64'minutes
  • 2Coloccini
  • 36DummettBooked at 26mins
  • 19Haidara
  • 4Taylor
  • 30Abeid
  • 14Colback
  • 25Obertan
  • 32ArmstrongSubstituted forRiviereat 65'minutes
  • 16AaronsSubstituted forAmeobiat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Krul
  • 7Sissoko
  • 11Gouffran
  • 17Pérez
  • 20Cabella
  • 28Ameobi
  • 29Riviere
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
40,752

Match Stats

Home TeamMan CityAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester City 0, Newcastle United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester City 0, Newcastle United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Fernandinho.

  5. Booking

    Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Fernandinho (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

  10. Post update

    Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stevan Jovetic.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stevan Jovetic.

  15. Booking

    James Milner (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Milner (Manchester City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

  20. Post update

    Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.