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Leicester City win 4-2 on penalties

Newcastle United 1-1 Leicester City: Leicester win 4-2 on pens

Kasper Schmeichel saves Jonjo Shelvey's penalty
Kasper Schmeichel saved from Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden in the penalty shootout

Leicester beat Premier League rivals Newcastle 4-2 on penalties at St James' Park to reach the Carabao Cup third round.

Jamie Vardy scored the decisive spot-kick after Kasper Schmeichel had saved from Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden.

James Maddison had earlier put Leicester in front in the first half with a deflected free-kick.

Newcastle equalised after the break through Yoshinori Muto's close-range finish.

The Magpies also lost Matt Ritchie, who has started all three of their Premier League games so far this season, to an ankle injury at the end of the first half following a heavy challenge by Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.

Choudhury was booked for the tackle, which left Ritchie requiring three stitches, with Newcastle manager Steve Bruce describing it after the game as a "horror challenge".

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says he wants to go far in the cup competitions this season and demonstrated that determination by naming a strong side, with the likes of Vardy, Maddison and former Magpies forward Ayoze Perez all retaining their places from Saturday's Premier League win at Sheffield United.

Newcastle, in contrast, showed seven changes to the team that won their first game of the season at Tottenham on Sunday, including a debut for 21-year-old midfielder Matty Longstaff - brother of Sean - and a first start since January for Ciaran Clark.

Bruce's side were content to sit back and soak up the pressure like they did so successfully at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The result was a game of few chances, with just three shots on target throughout the 90 minutes.

It was perhaps no surprise, therefore, that the opener came from a set-piece, with Maddison's 25-yard free-kick deflecting off Matt Ritchie in the Newcastle wall and beyond a wrong-footed Karl Darlow.

Newcastle were much more positive at the start of the second half and were rewarded with the equaliser when Muto reacted quickest in the six-yard box after Jetro Willems had gone down under a challenge from Ricardo Pereira.

But neither side could force a winner and the game drifted towards a penalty shootout.

Schmeichel saved two of Newcastle's four spot-kicks, allowing Vardy the chance to score past Darlow and send the Foxes through to the next round, where they will visit Championship side Luton.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: "It's frustrating. We have to accept it and get on with it. It's been cruel to us. I can't do anything but the problems we had, the way we went about our work, I was delighted. Defensively we've looked rock solid at Spurs and Arsenal and today. I just hope the attacking side comes now, which I think it will."

On Hamza Choudhury's tackle on Matt Ritchie: "The mess Matt Ritchie's in - it was a horror challenge. When I see the mess on his leg. We fear ankle damage, he's got three stitches in his leg. I don't want players sent off but when it's horror challenges, it isn't good. It's a horror one, it's over the top. Believe me, it's a horrible one."

Leicester assistant boss Chris Davies: "The dressing room is very happy. We showed our intent to win and get through with our team selection. A shootout is always difficult but we're thankful we went through.

"Kasper's a big personality for us and even in practice he wants to put force on the taker. He made two excellent saves tonight and he was a hero for us.

"This gives you a flavour of what the cup competitions are about. It's exciting and we see it as a great opportunity. We're really excited about this and the FA Cup."

On Choudhury's tackle: "It was a strong tackle. He's a competitor - if the ball is there to be won, he'll go for it. There was certainly no malice whatsoever from Hamza."

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 17KrafthSubstituted forManquilloat 50'minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 18FernandezBooked at 79mins
  • 2Clark
  • 15WillemsSubstituted forDummettat 78'minutes
  • 43M Longstaff
  • 8Shelvey
  • 14Hayden
  • 11RitchieBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAtsuat 45+3'minutes
  • 13Muto

Substitutes

  • 1Dubravka
  • 3Dummett
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 6Lascelles
  • 19Manquillo
  • 30Atsu
  • 36S Longstaff

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 5MorganBooked at 45minsSubstituted forEvansat 57'minutes
  • 4SöyüncüBooked at 19mins
  • 28Fuchs
  • 17Pérez
  • 20ChoudhuryBooked at 44minsSubstituted forPraetat 45'minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 15Barnes
  • 10Maddison
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 6Evans
  • 7Gray
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 24Mendy
  • 26Praet
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
22,727

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1(2), Leicester City 1(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Newcastle United 1(2), Leicester City 1(4).

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1(2), Leicester City 1(4). Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty saved! Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1(2), Leicester City 1(3). Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1(1), Leicester City 1(3). Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1(1), Leicester City 1(2). James Maddison (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1(1), Leicester City 1(1). Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 1(1). Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 1.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).

Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy tries a through ball, but Ayoze Pérez is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Dennis Praet.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

Offside, Newcastle United. Karl Darlow tries a through ball, but Yoshinori Muto is caught offside.

Foul by James Maddison (Leicester City).

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

Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dennis Praet with a cross.

Booking

Federico Fernández (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dennis Praet (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Federico Fernández (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett replaces Jetro Willems.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury James Maddison (Leicester City).

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Manquillo.

Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison.

James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Longstaff (Newcastle United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jetro Willems (Newcastle United).

Foul by Çaglar Söyüncü (Leicester City).

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

Attempt missed. Jonny Evans (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.

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