Newcastle and Wolves fans experienced contrasting emotions, after the visitors emerged triumphant on Saturday, it was the turn of United supporters to celebrate safe passage into the dizzy heights of round four of the League Cup.
One predictable question posed for both sets of fans is what would you rather have had, three points or the last 16 of the cup?
With the two managers making eight changes each, it was almost quite literally a completely different game to the Championship one at the weekend.
So what did the Wolves fans make of it all?
‘Good stuff. Eight changes for us.’
‘I’d say Newcastle’s 8 changes are somewhat better than ours.’
‘We’ll see, I guess. As a side it is hardly a bag of nails.’
‘No it’s not but our front 3 is very weak and I imagine Murphy will have a field day against Iorfa and Hause. Neither particularly strong in the air and they could get bullied.’
‘To be fair, that really is a decent Newcastle second XI. Let’s see how we do.’
‘Are Newcastle good only once they get ahead as they didn’t sound that impressive till they were, but are now rampant (& we had 2 very good chances to score first).’
‘Must say I expected Newcastle to come at us like maniacs tonight for revenge, maybe second half their bubble will burst a bit.’
‘Don’t think Newcastle are as good coming back from a losing position, particularly at home, when the longer it goes on the more frustrated the fans get & the more panicked the team does’
‘Put it this way I won’t be waking up gutted in the morning after this, won the most important one of the two and no extra fixtures.’
‘Precisely. If we could have come home and given them a bye that would have been even better really.’
‘Jesus, 34,705 in attendance! For a League Cup game!’
‘Around 8k at Leeds.
Let nobody ever tell you that the Geordies aren’t a big club, even with the lack of meaningful silverware since before I was born.’
‘Yeah, brilliant support in fairness.’
‘I think 2-0 was a harsh result.
The average age of the Newcastle fans looking for trouble at the end, was about 13. They only came next to where the Wolves supporters were, in the last 10 minutes, they really were pathetic.
Newcastle did get a big crowd, but I have seen more of an atmosphere at Kidderminster Harriers. Unbelievably quiet, even though they were winning 2-0.’
‘Disappointing performance but the 3 points on Saturday was far more important
The game really turned in a 5 minute spell when Wallace was through one on one with the keeper which should have put us one up, 5 mins later we was one down and a minute later from the kick off we was two down, never really looked liked getting back into the game.’
‘We were drinking and having a laugh with Newcstle fans in the pub before the game, no bother
There was a small number of Wolves trying to cause trouble all through the game which didn’t help.’
‘Turned out much as I had expected, although I would have loved us to progress, Us – much weaker team than Saturday. Newcastle – more strength in depth, home team, point to prove. It was always going to be difficult to get a result.’
‘Newcastle could and probably should have had a third, a chip hitting the crossbar and a couple of shots blazed over. We looked a bit more productive again in the second half and started to try again but 85 mins is a bit late in the day for that.
Had all the atmosphere of a pre season friendly, not helped by Newcastle swelling their crowd with £3 kids tickets resulting in a rather large collection of dickheads in the end stand to the right of us. Looked like they were throwing things at the end too.
Three points was more important, onwards and upwards.’
‘First time at St. James and was impressed with the stadium. Lots of friendly chat before the game with their fans and was made to feel at ease in the city. If I had one criticism it would be that their fans didn’t sing once during the game. Maybe at 2-0 they felt it was all a bit of a stroll. They were right.’
(In a separate piece we carried comments from the Wolves fans on the ‘trouble’ at the end of the match, you can read that HERE)