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:
“I don’t want to concentrate on the league.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The club has reached a new low.
“One up front against lower league opposition at home is ridiculous.”
“Glad I didn’t waste 15 quid…”
“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