EFL Cup
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Carabao Cup: Amond double helps Newport hammer Cambridge 4-1

Jamille Matt scores
Jamille Matt headed home his first Newport County goal

Newport County reached the second round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable win at a lacklustre Cambridge United.

The Exiles totally dominated the hosts and were full value for their victory.

Two first-half goals from Padraig Amond gave Newport a huge advantage, with the second goal coming after a fine move.

They made victory safe in the second period when Jamille Matt headed home and Antoine Semenyo also added a fourth, before Ade Azeez's late penalty gave the hosts some consolation.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I thought it was an absolutely outstanding performance. We were professional, clinical and ruthless, which I have been asking for.

"These are the standards to set, we need to keep these standards. We have to keep it going and we will not get carried away.

"But the finishing was first class. Our second goal was the best we have scored since I have been manager, it is an unbelievable goal."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 16Darling
  • 3Carroll
  • 6DeeganSubstituted forCorrat 58'minutes
  • 8O'Neil
  • 15OsadebeSubstituted forKnowlesat 82'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 19LambeSubstituted forAmooat 58'minutes
  • 10Azeez

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 9Corr
  • 17Davies
  • 23Knowles
  • 25John
  • 31Squire
  • 44Pilkington

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 17Bennett
  • 5FranksBooked at 73mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 21Hornby-Forbes
  • 15Bakinson
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 69'minutes
  • 8DolanSubstituted forCooperat 78'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 9Amond
  • 11MattSubstituted forSemenyoat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Day
  • 10Marsh-Brown
  • 14M Harris
  • 18Foulston
  • 33Cooper
  • 38Collins
  • 42Semenyo
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
1,618

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Newport County 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Newport County 4.

Attempt blocked. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Newport County 4. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Cambridge United. Jake Carroll draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Charlie Cooper (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Newport County 4. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Antoine Semenyo (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Charlie Cooper replaces Matthew Dolan.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Newport County) because of an injury.

Booking

Fraser Franks (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Newport County).

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Antoine Semenyo replaces Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Josh Sheehan.

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

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