League Cup: Holders Manchester City kicked out by a buoyant Newcastle
Newcastle United visited fresh misery upon faltering Manchester City with an impressive 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday that dumped the holders out of the League Cup.
Teenage forward Rolando Aarons put Alan Pardew’s side ahead in the sixth minute and substitute Moussa Sissoko added a superb solo goal 14 minutes from time to send Newcastle into the quarter-finals.
“We are buzzing in the dressing room. It has given the club a massive lift. It’s been a great week,” Aarons told Sky Sports.
“We didn’t play well enough. We conceded two easy goals and didn’t take our chances to score," City manager Manuel Pellegrini told Sky Sports
Premier League champions City, have now gone three games without victory in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s derby with Manchester United.
Newcastle, meanwhile, appear to have put their difficult start to the season behind them, having now won their last three matches.
Ryan Taylor was making his first Newcastle appearance after injury since August 2012 after a long-term knee problem, robbed City's Fernandinho to create the move that saw 18-year-old Aarons run through and slot the ball between Willy Caballero’s legs from a narrow angle on the right.
City received a further blow three minutes later when David Silva was forced off after appearing to injure his left knee in an early tangle with Taylor.
Newcastle substitute, Sissoko, delivered the killer blow, when he skilfully dragged the ball away from Fernandinho and then burst past Bacary Sagna before coolly stabbing the ball home.
Taylor completed a memorable return by blocking on the line from Edin Dzeko in the 85th minute, as Newcastle secured a first ever win at the Etihad and sent the holders crashing out.
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Source: AFP, Reuters, Vine.