EFL Cup - Second Round
NewcastleNewcastle United2Nottm ForestNottingham Forest3

Newcastle United 2-3 Nottingham Forest (AET)

Tyler Walker
Tyler Walker's goal condemned Newcastle to their earliest League Cup exit in 27 years

Nottingham Forest scored in extra time to hand Newcastle a third consecutive defeat in a thrilling EFL Cup second-round tie at St James' Park.

Tyler Walker got the final touch on Jack Hobbs' header in the 97th minute to help Forest knock out their Premier League hosts.

Aleksandar Mitrovic put Newcastle ahead early on before Forest striker Jason Cummings scored twice in two minutes.

Rolando Aarons equalised with a fine drive from outside the box.

However, lax defending from Rafael Benitez's side saw Hobbs rise unmarked from a corner to head on goal, with Walker stealing in to deflect the ball past former Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

They were moments of quality from the hosts. Mitrovic's opener was angled powerfully and Aarons drove at pace at the Forest defence before working the ball onto his weaker right foot and firing high past Jordan Smith.

But a side featuring 10 changes from the team that lost 1-0 to fellow promoted side Huddersfield at the weekend were again defensively frail and at times struggled alarmingly against Championship opponents.

For Forest's first, Zach Clough collected a cut-back in space before directing a cross towards Cummings, who easily got between two Newcastle defenders to head in.

Cummings, who joined from Scottish side Hibernian in the summer, then ran on to a ball forward to deftly lift it over the onrushing Darlow.

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Darlow
  • 42SterrySubstituted forLazaarat 58'minutes
  • 5HanleyBooked at 85mins
  • 18Mbemba
  • 27Gámez
  • 7Murphy
  • 24Saivet
  • 35BarlaserSubstituted forHaydenat 70'minutes
  • 16AaronsSubstituted forRitchieat 77'minutes
  • 10Diamé
  • 45MitrovicSubstituted forJoseluat 105'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lascelles
  • 11Ritchie
  • 14Hayden
  • 19Manquillo
  • 21Joselu
  • 33Lazaar
  • 41Woodman

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-3-3

  • 43Smith
  • 2Lichaj
  • 4MancienneBooked at 111mins
  • 42WorrallBooked at 83mins
  • 13Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 16Clough
  • 31BouchalakisSubstituted forMcKayat 45'minutes
  • 17BreretonSubstituted forWalkerat 77'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forMurphyat 97'minutes
  • 20DowellSubstituted forHobbsat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Traore
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McKay
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 27Darikwa
  • 34Walker
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
27,709

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home29
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Nottingham Forest 3.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Newcastle United 2, Nottingham Forest 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

    Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Achraf Lazaar (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time begins Newcastle United 2, Nottingham Forest 3.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Joselu replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

  16. Post update

    First Half Extra Time ends, Newcastle United 2, Nottingham Forest 3.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Henri Saivet (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Barrie McKay (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).

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