Carabao Cup: Newcastle United 0-0 Crystal Palace (3-2 lower) – Nick Pope saves three penalties

Nick Pope saves a penalty
Newcastle have not lost 10 matches in all competitions

Nick Pope proved himself the hero of Newcastle United as Eddie Howe’s side beat Premier League team-mate Crystal Palace on penalties to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

Bob saved the penalty shootout from Luka Milivojevic, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Malcolm Ebiwe, as the hosts won 3-2 after 90 minutes without goals.

Chris Wood, Kieran Trippier and Joelinton have switched to Newcastle.

The draw for the fourth round of the UEFA Cup will take place on Thursday.

Baba the difference with the progress of Newcastle

With only one Premier League game left before Premier League football is suspended for the World Cup break, Newcastle and Palace have named eight and six changes respectively after the victories for both teams at the weekend.

Newcastle Howe boss Allan St-Maximin has given his first game since late August as he continues to build his competitive minutes after injury – but England World Cup hopeful Callum Wilson, who has been battling ill, was absent from the home squad.

Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira rested Palace strikers Wilfried Zaha and Iberici Ise as he appointed six teenagers to the bench.

Both sides managed only one shot on goal in the first half that lacked clear chances.

Mateta saw his shot over the bar by Bob as the guests came close to breaking the deadlock before the break, while 20-year-old Elliot Anderson fired straight at Sam Johnston.

Johnston was alert to Wood’s rejection after the Newcastle forward blocked a poor cross from James Tomkins early in the second half, before Dan Byrne’s corner header gently rebounded to the Eagles goalkeeper.

Substitutes Trippier and Miguel Almiron almost scored a late winning goal but Johnston again turned to Paraguay’s bid as Palace held up the pressure of late to reach the penalty shootout.

Penalty kicks were all about top-seeded Newcastle Pope, although England’s three international yellows kept the in-form Magpies hopes of winning their first major domestic title since the FA Cup in 1955.

It was a timely reminder of Bob’s penalty shootout credentials, as his heroics came the night before England manager Gareth Southgate named his 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

“I have to say that the first penalty kick that was saved, I think, was straight from the top of the stairs,” Howe said of goalkeeper Bob.

“There was actually a save in the first half which I again thought came off the top of the stairs as well, so it wasn’t just in the shootout. But he’s been doing that for us all season.

“He’s a very charismatic character but he kept the net with such a low buzz, and it kind of makes a difference that goes unnoticed.”

Newcastle host Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday (17:30 GMT) for their last game before the World Cup break, after Palace visit Nottingham Forest (15:00).

line up


formation – composition 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 19Mankilohas been replaced bytripperin 66 ‘Minutes
  • 6Lascelles
  • 33burnhas been replaced byPutmanin 66 ‘Minutes
  • 13target
  • 36S Longstaffhas been replaced byBruno Guimarãesin 66 ‘Minutes
  • 8Shelveyhas been replaced byWillockin 86′Minutes
  • 7jolinton
  • 32AndersonBooked in 39 minuteshas been replaced byAlmironin 78 ‘Minutes
  • 20Wood
  • 10Saint Maximin


  • 2tripper
  • 4Putman
  • 5Share
  • 12Louis
  • 18Karius
  • 23Murphy
  • 24Almiron
  • 28Willock
  • 39Bruno Guimarães

Crystal Palace

formation – composition 3-4-2-1

  • 21johnston
  • 2take
  • 5Tomkins
  • 6Guéhi
  • 17Klein
  • 4MilivojevicBooked in 42 minutes
  • 19HughesBooked in 90 minutes
  • 3Mitchell
  • 7Ulysseshas been replaced byeboyin 78 ‘Minutes
  • 9J Ayohas been replaced byRidwaldin 78 ‘Minutes
  • 14Mateta


  • 23eboy
  • 41Whitworth
  • 43Palmer
  • 44Ridwald
  • 45Gordon
  • 55Philips
  • 76Nascimento
  • 77ozoh
  • 78Rodney

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