Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 3 (AET) – 23 August 2017 7.45pm

Another day (night), another cup exit.

Newcastle started well with a Mitrovic strike on three minutes, before falling victim to some shocking defender and went behind 2-1 leading up to the break.

However, an even better Aarons goal levelled in first-half injury time.

A goalless second-half was then followed by extra time and another poor goal (the winner) conceded.

Watch it all below in these official video match highlights.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 3 (AET)


Newcastle: Mitrovic 3, Aarons 45+1

Forest: Cummings 29, 31 Walker 97

Possession was Forest 51% Newcastle 49%

Total shots were  Forest 16 Newcastle 29

Shots on target were Forest  7 Newcastle 7

Corners were  Forest 9 Newcastle 11

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Sterry (Lazaar 58), Mbemba, Hanley, Gamez, Aarons (Ritchie 77), Saivet, Barlaser (Hayden 70), Murphy, Diame, Mitrovic (Joselu 105)

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Lascelles, Manquillo

Crowd: 27,709 (approx 1,000 Forest)

Referee: Darren England

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match go here)

(Read Rafa Benitez’ opinion on Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 3 here)

(Read what Mark Warburton had to say about the game here)

  • Jimblag23

    That third Forest goal was the worst case of crisp packet hands I’ve ever seen.
    New keeper is essential.

    • Rich Lawson

      Soft,he should have had it ? If we really can’t get another decent keeper give Woodman a game before he gets hacked off and leaves.

      • 1957

        It was an ideal situation to give Woodman a start, but as with taking the opportunity to play with two forwards and give both Mitrovic and Jose Luis some game time, Benitez doesn’t gamble so we didn’t see it.

        Woodman should be a big part of the future of the club but he is rightly ambitious and can’t be impressed being 3rd choice behind the present incumbents.

    • Jezza

      Yet another free header from a corner. When are NUFC ever going to stop conceding these soft goals? I swear a corner is as good as a penalty for our opposition.

  • Munich Mag

    Rafa muffed it yesterday, end of story.