EFL Cup - Second Round
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

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

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

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

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

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

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

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jon Smith replaces Easah Suliman.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces James Dayton.

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Dwight Gayle because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Grant Hanley (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

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