EFL Cup - Second Round
NewcastleNewcastle United2CheltenhamCheltenham Town0

Newcastle United 2-0 Cheltenham Town

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez scored his first goals of the season for Newcastle

Ayoze Perez scored twice as Newcastle reached the third round of the EFL Cup with a win over League Two Cheltenham.

However, it was a night of mixed fortunes for the Magpies as Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle and Rolando Aarons all came off injured.

Perez, who was also injured and had his head bandaged, curled in a brilliant opener in first-half stoppage time.

The Spaniard tapped in his second when Gayle pounced on Easah Suliman's back-pass and squared the ball.

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Darlow
  • 42Sterry
  • 6Lascelles
  • 5Hanley
  • 27Gámez
  • 16AaronsSubstituted forGouffranat 24'minutes
  • 12Shelvey
  • 4Colback
  • 17Pérez
  • 15Diamé
  • 45MitrovicSubstituted forGayleat 38'minutesSubstituted forAnitaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 8Anita
  • 9Gayle
  • 14Hayden
  • 18Mbemba
  • 20Gouffran
  • 28Sels

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Griffiths
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 26SulimanSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 14Hall
  • 18RoweBooked at 51mins
  • 7Pell
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forArthurat 68'minutes
  • 17Cranston
  • 8Waters
  • 9WrightSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jennings
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 23Whitehead
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
21,972

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Jamie Sterry (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Smith (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

  9. Post update

    Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

  13. Post update

    Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Daniel Wright.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.