Late goals from Shola Ameobi and younger brother Sammy sent Newcastle through to round three of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Morecambe.

Shola's deflected shot from 20 yards and Sammy's individual effort settled a contest in which the Premier League team were second best for long spells.

The League Two side impressed and had numerous chances to cause an upset.

Dan Gosling made two goal-line clearances, while Padraig Amond was denied twice by goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Newcastle's late rally eased some of the pressure on Magpies boss Alan Pardew, who has had to deal with questions about his club's lack of transfer activity and the future of unsettled midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the early weeks of the season.

A first win of the campaign will be a relief to Pardew, although his side were made to work extremely hard for victory by a team three divisions below them.

Morecambe were dominant during a goalless first period and had their fair share of opportunities to take a deserved lead into the interval.

Pardew's first home cup tie for Newcastle

Newcastle will face Leeds at St James's Park in the Capital Cup third round which is boss Alan Pardew's first home cup tie since he took over in December 2010.

The visitors, who made eight changes from their weekend draw against West Ham, were twice indebted to Gosling, the former Everton midfielder clearing headers from Shrimps captain Mark Hughes and striker Amond off the line.

Newcastle attacks were rare, with Gael Bigirimana's free-kick forcing the only save of note from home keeper Barry Roche.

Shola Ameobi's half-time introduction almost brought immediate rewards, but after latching onto Gosling's defence-splitting pass, he blazed over from 18 yards with only Roche to beat.

A long-range shot from young defender Paul Dummett fizzed wide as the prospect of extra-time loomed, while Pardew turned to Hatem Ben Arfa to inject some life into a below-par Newcastle display.

It was the French international who teed up the elder of the Ameobi brothers to fire the visitors in front, and as the hosts pressed for an equaliser, the younger Ameobi broke clear and slotted underneath Roche from close range to secure Newcastle's place in the last 32, where they will host Championship outfit Leeds.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley: "We've given a good account of ourselves. We had a right good go and I'm proud of all the players. We played some good stuff and had the better chances and unfortunately didn't come in with a lead. It was a proper cup tie.

"You could say both sets of players wanted to win the game. Their subs [Shola Ameobi and Hatem Ben Arfa] have come on and affected the game but that's what you'd expect from Premier League footballers."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I'm very pleased with the young players that I put in. Shola made a big difference when he came on and I thought we deserved to win it in the end. The club owe a big 'thank you' to the likes of Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling and Curtis Good to get us a win.

"It will raise everyone's spirits, even the first team. It will take a bit of pressure off them to get our first goals and our first win. Let's hope we can get a win on Saturday, and you'd have to say that would be a start we could accept. Four points from those three games is OK, but we've got to win on Saturday and that's what we'll try and do."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 05 Hughes
  • 06 Diagne
  • 08 Wright
  • 22 Parrish
  • 10 Williams
  • 16 Drummond (Mwasile - 87' )
  • 17 Fleming Booked (Kenyon - 77' )
  • 09 Sampson Booked
  • 11 Ellison
  • 27 Amond (Marshall - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 15 McCready
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 14 Marshall
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile

Newcastle

  • 21 Elliot
  • 13 Yanga-M'Biwa
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 33 Good
  • 36 Dummett
  • 15 Gosling
  • 20 Bigirimana
  • 22 Marveaux Booked (Sissoko - 88' )
  • 28 Sa Ameobi
  • 29 Vuckic (Sh Ameobi - 46' )
  • 11 Gouffran (Ben Arfa - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 42 Alnwick
  • 03 Santon
  • 44 Streete
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 23 Sh Ameobi
Ref: Haywood
Att: 5,375

Match Stats

Shots

14 19

On target

3 4

Corners

4 4

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:39 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:10

Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

90:00 +3:01

Assist by Hatem Ben Arfa.

90:00 +3:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Sammy Ameobi - Morecambe 0 - 2 Newcastle Sammy Ameobi scores a right footed goal. Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle.

90:00 +2:44

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

90:00 +2:19

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:16

Joe Mwasile produces a cross.

90:00 +2:07

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

90:00 +1:48

Clearance by Hatem Ben Arfa.

90:00 +1:43

Dan Gosling makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:42

Ryan Williams sends in a cross.

90:00 +1:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Williams.

90:00 +0:57

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

90:00 +0:52

Clearance by Dan Gosling.

90:00 +0:36

Clearance made by Moussa Sissoko.

90:00 +0:31

Clearance by Moussa Sissoko.

90:00 +0:25

Tony Diagne restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:14

Mathieu Debuchy challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:03

Tony Diagne makes a clearance.

89:57

Rob Elliot takes the free kick.

88:54

Foul by Jack Sampson on Curtis Good, free kick awarded.

88:10

Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

88:04

Clearance by Andrew Wright.

87:38

Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

87:24 Substitution

Substitution Moussa Sissoko on for Sylvain Marveaux.

86:59 Substitution

Substitution Joe Mwasile joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stewart Drummond.

85:35

Foul by Shola Ameobi on Tony Diagne, free kick awarded.

85:17

Clearance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

84:41

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

83:25

Hatem Ben Arfa provided the assist for the goal.

83:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Shola Ameobi - Morecambe 0 - 1 Newcastle Shola Ameobi scores with a right foot finish. Morecambe 0-1 Newcastle.

82:59

Clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

82:03

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.

81:57

Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

81:53

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

81:25

Sammy Ameobi takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

81:20

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

81:17

Sylvain Marveaux delivers the ball.

81:12

Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

81:08

Alex Kenyon makes a clearance.

81:05

Free kick crossed by Sylvain Marveaux.

80:25

Unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi by Andrew Parrish results in a free kick.

80:10

Dan Gosling takes a shot. Andrew Wright gets a block in.

79:29

Dan Gosling makes a clearance.

78:33

Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

78:29

The ball is swung over by Tony Diagne.

78:22

Clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

78:18

Clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

78:14

Clearance by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

77:47

Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

77:00

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.

76:23 Substitution

Substitution Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

76:06

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

75:37

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

75:27

Gael Bigirimana makes a clearance.

75:24

Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

75:22

Marcus Marshall crosses the ball.

75:04

Clearance by Andrew Wright.

75:03

Clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

74:55

Rob Elliot takes the free kick.

74:31

Jack Sampson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

74:31 Booking

Booking

74:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Sampson on Gael Bigirimana.

74:06

Clearance by Curtis Good.

74:03

Clearance made by Shola Ameobi.

73:55

Curtis Good manages to make a clearance.

73:53

Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

73:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Mathieu Debuchy.

73:02

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

72:32

Shot by Paul Dummett went wide left of the target.

71:46

Shot by Ryan Williams missed to the left of goal.

71:19

Shot by Jack Sampson went over the net.

70:50

Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

70:42 Substitution

Substitution Hatem Ben Arfa is brought on as a substitute for Yoan Gouffran.

69:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Sampson.

68:58

Clearance by Paul Dummett.

68:54

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

68:53

Marcus Marshall delivers the ball.

68:46

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

68:45

The ball is swung over by Jack Sampson.

68:32

Gael Bigirimana makes a clearance.

68:00

Header by Shola Ameobi misses to the right of the target.

67:55

The ball is crossed by Paul Dummett.

67:25

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

67:05

Tony Diagne makes a clearance.

66:31

Shot by Jack Sampson went wide left of the goal.

66:25

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

66:22

Clearance by Paul Dummett.

65:49

Clearance by Jack Sampson.

65:20

Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.

65:19

The ball is delivered by Andrew Fleming.

64:43

Curtis Good makes a clearance.

64:42

Kevin Ellison produces a cross.

63:42

Shola Ameobi takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

63:39

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

63:37

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

63:29

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

62:57

Shola Ameobi takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

62:53

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

62:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.

62:24

Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.

62:16

Mathieu Debuchy produces a cross.

62:07

Clearance made by Jack Sampson.

62:05

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

62:03

Centre by Dan Gosling.

61:58

A cross is delivered by Paul Dummett.

61:46

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

61:43

The ball is sent over by Shola Ameobi.

61:33

Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

60:21

Shot by Sylvain Marveaux cleared the net.

60:20

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

60:16

Dan Gosling produces a cross.

60:16

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

60:11

Free kick crossed by Sylvain Marveaux.

59:22

Marcus Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi.

59:09

Clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

59:03

Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

58:27

Foul by Jack Sampson on Curtis Good, free kick awarded.

57:24

Clearance by Curtis Good.

57:16

Sylvain Marveaux makes a clearance.

56:54 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond goes off and Marcus Marshall comes on.

56:00

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

55:56

Free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

55:49

Unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Sammy Ameobi results in a free kick.

55:29

Mathieu Debuchy restarts play with the free kick.

54:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Ellison.

54:47

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

54:45

Clearance by Jack Sampson.

54:43

Free kick taken by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

53:44

Jack Sampson takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

53:38

Centre by Jack Sampson.

53:37

Curtis Good manages to make a clearance.

53:09

Paul Dummett delivers the ball.

52:44

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

52:20

Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

52:13

Clearance by Gael Bigirimana.

52:07

Clearance by Curtis Good.

51:43

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

51:08

Sammy Ameobi challenges Padraig Amond unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:00

Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

50:59

A cross is delivered by Sammy Ameobi.

50:01

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

48:47

Shot by Shola Ameobi went over the crossbar.

48:31

Sylvain Marveaux takes the free kick.

48:17

Shola Ameobi fouled by Mark Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.

48:06

Curtis Good makes a clearance.

48:02

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

47:59

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

46:49

Clearance made by Dan Gosling.

46:09

Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

45:42

Clearance made by Stewart Drummond.

45:17

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

45:11

Dan Gosling restarts play with the free kick.

45:07

Jack Sampson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Gosling.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Haris Vuckic leaves the field to be replaced by Shola Ameobi.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:45

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

45:00 +1:43

Sylvain Marveaux manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:39

Shot by Andrew Fleming. Blocked by Dan Gosling.

45:00 +1:30

Gael Bigirimana manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:28

The ball is crossed by Ryan Williams.

45:00 +1:19

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:18

Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Andrew Fleming.

45:00 +1:10

Sylvain Marveaux restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:46

Haris Vuckic fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick.

45:00 +0:04

Ryan Williams takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

42:28

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

41:31

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

41:31

Curtis Good makes a clearance.

41:23

Andrew Wright produces a cross.

41:02

Clearance made by Paul Dummett.

40:55

Ryan Williams shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.

40:17 Booking

Booking

40:17

Sylvain Marveaux is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:04

Sylvain Marveaux challenges Kevin Ellison unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:49

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

39:28

Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

39:03

Clearance made by Andrew Wright.

38:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.

38:08

Sammy Ameobi has an effort at goal. Kevin Ellison gets a block in.

38:06

Clearance by Kevin Ellison.

38:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.

37:38

Padraig Amond manages to make a clearance.

37:33

Haris Vuckic delivers the ball.

36:38

Clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

36:31

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

36:29

Sammy Ameobi makes a clearance.

35:52

Shot by Sammy Ameobi went wide left of the target.

35:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.

35:13

Gael Bigirimana has an effort direct from the free kick. Barry Roche parries the effort to safety.

34:12

Unfair challenge on Yoan Gouffran by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick.

33:36

Ryan Williams sends in a cross.

33:26

Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

33:15

Clearance made by Curtis Good.

32:41

The ball is crossed by Jack Sampson.

32:34

Clearance by Rob Elliot.

32:30

Shot by Padraig Amond. Rob Elliot parries the ball but the danger is not over.

32:23

Curtis Good manages to make a clearance.

32:05

Clearance by Paul Dummett.

32:01

Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

31:40

The ball is delivered by Sylvain Marveaux.

30:46

Andrew Fleming takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

30:44

Andrew Fleming takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

30:39

Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.

30:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Williams.

29:48

Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

29:43

Curtis Good makes a clearance.

29:35

Padraig Amond has an effort at goal. Rob Elliot parries the ball away.

29:27

Clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

29:20

Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

28:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by Dan Gosling.

28:54

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

28:48

Clearance by Andrew Fleming.

28:20

Paul Dummett makes a clearance.

27:21

Header at goal by Dan Gosling. Barry Roche catches the ball.

27:16

The ball is sent over by Mathieu Debuchy.

26:19

Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

26:16

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

25:05

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

25:04

Sammy Ameobi sends in a cross.

22:46

Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.

22:30

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

21:29

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

20:48

Kevin Ellison sends in a cross.

20:38

The ball is swung over by Andrew Fleming.

20:34

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

20:31

Dan Gosling manages to make a clearance.

20:28

Padraig Amond gets a header at goal. Blocked by Dan Gosling.

20:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Williams.

19:59

Clearance made by Paul Dummett.

19:26

Header at goal by Yoan Gouffran misses to the right.

19:22

Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross.

18:50

Clearance by Gael Bigirimana.

18:44

Clearance made by Padraig Amond.

18:36

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

17:52

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

17:51

The ball is sent over by Sammy Ameobi.

16:17

Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.

16:12

Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

15:49

The referee blows for offside.

15:17

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

15:12

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

14:29

The referee blows for offside against Yoan Gouffran.

14:17

Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.

13:02

The ball is sent over by Sammy Ameobi.

12:59

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

12:48

Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.

11:54

Andrew Fleming is cautioned.

11:54 Booking

Booking

11:15

Mathieu Debuchy fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick.

10:54

Clearance made by Tony Diagne.

10:37

Clearance made by Barry Roche.

10:03

Clearance made by Paul Dummett.

9:44

Mark Hughes heads at goal. Blocked by Dan Gosling.

9:42

Sammy Ameobi manages to make a clearance.

9:36

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the left by-line.

9:00

Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

8:59

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

8:55

Curtis Good makes a clearance.

8:31

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

8:01

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

7:58

Haris Vuckic is ruled offside.

7:34

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

7:13

Shot by Andrew Fleming. Rob Elliot makes a block.

6:45

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

5:51

Haris Vuckic is ruled offside.

5:31

The ball is crossed by Jack Sampson.

5:25

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

4:39

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.

3:56

Header by Dan Gosling misses right.

3:51

The ball is crossed by Sammy Ameobi.

3:31

Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

1:42

Stewart Drummond challenges Dan Gosling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:51

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

0:39

Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

0:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Ameobi by Andrew Wright.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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