EFL Cup
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Nottingham Forest 3-1 Newcastle United

Daryl Murphy
Republic of Ireland striker Daryl Murphy joined Forest from Newcastle in July 2017

Nottingham Forest knocked Premier League Newcastle out of the Carabao Cup for the second consecutive season after a dramatic finale.

Championship outfit Forest took the lead in the second minute when former Newcastle striker Daryl Murphy nodded in Sam Byram's cross from close range.

Newcastle equalised in the second of six minutes of injury time when Salomon Rondon angled in a powerful low shot.

But two minutes later Matty Cash fired home before Gil Dias' late chip.

Forest met Newcastle at the same stage of competition last season and claimed a thrilling 3-2 victory at St James' Park.

The conclusion to this match was just as enthralling as Forest deservedly secured their place in the third round.

Aitor Karanka's side had taken the lead when on-loan West Ham full-back Byram crossed for Murphy at the near post.

Murphy, who scored six times in 18 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, escaped his marker and glanced a header past Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

Murphy almost had a second five minutes into the second half when Darlow fumbled a shot from Dias, only for Federico Fernandez to make a brilliant last-ditch block.

Darlow, a former Forest player, made a crucial save just after the hour mark when he pawed away an audacious chip from Joao Carvalho.

Forest seems to be cruising to the finish only for substitute Rondon to equalise with clinical finish - Newcastle's only attempt on target in the match - after a clever pass from Ayoze Perez.

However, Forest hit back when Darlow parried Dias' shot and Cash arrived in the penalty area to slide the ball home.

Newcastle then had a strong claim for a penalty when Luke Steele bundled over Perez inside the box but referee Jeremy Simpson waved play on.

The impressive Dias then caught Newcastle on the counter and superbly chipped Darlow to seal the victory.

Forest boss Aitor Karanka: "It was great to win against a Premier League team of their quality and experience.

"We never give in until the end and we showed that again today. We always believe.

"I can understand Newcastle's frustrations throughout the game. But we have a very good squad, good strikers and showed we are clinical at the end."

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "I don't agree that Forest were the better team and I'm not concerned by how we played.

We did not create many chances so we need to improve in attack and keep working hard.

"It's a long season, we need it was going to be hard but we have confidence in ourselves."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 15Steele
  • 25ByramSubstituted forDarikwaat 39'minutes
  • 44HefeleBooked at 76mins
  • 4Fox
  • 18RobinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 8Watson
  • 31Bastião DiasBooked at 67mins
  • 10Antunes CarvalhoSubstituted forCashat 82'minutes
  • 23LolleySubstituted forOsbornat 58'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 3Pereira Figueiredo
  • 11Osborn
  • 14Cash
  • 19Cupido Goncalves
  • 27Darikwa
  • 43Appiah

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 25Sterry
  • 5Schär
  • 18FernandezSubstituted forPérezat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 2Clark
  • 30Atsu
  • 36LongstaffBooked at 80mins
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 15Kenedy
  • 13MutoSubstituted forMurphyat 77'minutes
  • 21JoseluBooked at 76minsSubstituted forRondónat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Elliot
  • 3Dummett
  • 7Murphy
  • 9Rondón
  • 10Diamé
  • 17Pérez
  • 22Yedlin
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
13,942

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Newcastle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Newcastle United 1.

Booking

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 3, Newcastle United 1. Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Newcastle United 1. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).

Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Newcastle United 1. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.

Booking

Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash replaces João Carvalho.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Salomón Rondón replaces Joselu.

Booking

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).

João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jacob Murphy replaces Yoshinori Muto.

Booking

Joselu (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Michael Hefele (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Watson.

Attempt blocked. Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joselu.

Foul by Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle United).

Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Federico Fernández.

Attempt blocked. Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabian Schär.

Booking

Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest).

Federico Fernández (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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