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It was Newcastle v Leicester on Wednesday night.

Yet another Newcastle United cup run kicking off…

…and ending.

Ayoze Perez making a swift return to St James Park, almost scoring  immediately and then going close again in the final stages.

Leicester only making two changes to their Premier League team whilst Steve Bruce made seven.

Only 32% possession for Newcastle as they defended most of the game, though they did have the odd moment at the other end of the pitch.

This included Muto’s first goal at St James Park, thanks in part to Willems, who also made an outrageous dive.

Enjoy all of the official match highlights below.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 1 Leicester 1 (NUFC lose 4-2 on penalties) – Wednesday 28 August 7.45pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Muto 53

Leicester:

Maddison 34

Possession was Leicester 68% Newcastle 32%

Total shots were Leicester 10 Newcastle 7

Shots on target were Leicester 1 Newcastle 2

Corners were Leicester 3 Newcastle 2

Referee: Tim Robinson

Newcastle team v Leicester:

Darlow, Krafth (Manquillo 50), Schar, Clark, Fernandez, Willems (Dummett 78), Shelvey, Matty Longstaff, Hayden, Ritchie (Atsu 45), Muto

Unused Subs

Dubravka, Ki, Lascelles, Sean Longstaff

Crowd: 22,727 (Approx 800 Leicester)

(Steve Bruce confirms three new injuries – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to cup defeat HERE)

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