Newcastle 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1  Wednesday 23 September 7.45pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle, to talk about some aspect of the match:

George Stainsby:

“I don’t want to concentrate on the league.”

Paul Lyon:

“Offered little from the get-go and what we did offer lacked conviction, passes misplaced, lots of pointing and shaking of heads.

“Couple of chances in stoppage time were too little, too late.

“Sadly this type of performance is becoming the norm.

“A plan B is needed soon, but we don’t seem to have one at the moment.”

Jamie Swan:

“So this is NUFC now trying their best in the cups! Whoa – Wembley here we don’t come.

“Nobody quite does embarrassment like our sorry United. Play not to lose and lose. You work it out.

“Lewandowski scored more goals in 9 minutes the other night than we have all season. Pure and utter tripe.”

Notts Toon:

“The club has reached a new low.

“One up front against lower league opposition at home is ridiculous.”

James Rutherford:

“Glad I didn’t waste 15 quid…”

Ben Cooper:

“No goals, no wins, no momentum,

“Perhaps my expectations are too high.

“Is there a Plan C?”

These are the key stats as provided by BBC Sport;

Possession was 52% Newcastle and 48% Sheff Wed

Total shots was 8 for Newcastle and Sheff Wed 9

Shots on target was Newcastle 1 and Sheff Wed 4

While corners was Newcastle 2 and Sheff Wed 4

Team: Krul, Janmaat (Mbabu 46), Lascelles, Williamson, Mbemba, Anita, Wijnaldum, Thauvin (Perez 46), Sissoko, Obertan (Toney 71), de Jong

Unused Subs: Elliot, Barlaser, Coloccini, Gouffran

Ref: Chris Kavanagh

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