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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."


Nottm Forest

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


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


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


  • 1Elliot
  • 3Dummett
  • 7Murphy
  • 9Rondón
  • 10Diamé
  • 17Pérez
  • 22Yedlin
Jeremy Simpson

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamNewcastle
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Newcastle United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash replaces João Carvalho.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Salomón Rondón replaces Joselu.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.


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