This is a public information announcement, Capital One Cup crowd figures from Tuesday night.

Six Premier League clubs at home, all won their cup-ties, all of them against lower league opposition.

I will let you make your own judgement but just to let you know that the team who play in red and white were charging £5 less than at St James Park.

Also nice to see that the Alan Pardew barmy army had plenty room for comfort…

26,923 Newcastle 4 Northampton 1

21,430 Aston Villa 5 Notts County 3

14,360 Sunderland 6 Exeter 3

13,915 West Brom 0 Port Vale 0 (West Brom won on penalties)

10,978 Crystal Palace 4 Shrewsbury 1

10,174 Swansea 3 York 0

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