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Lets have a look at what Newcastle United could have won…Full Carabao Cup third round draw

3 weeks ago
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Wednesday night saw the Carabao Cup third round draw, sadly taking place without any Newcastle United involvement.

Steve Bruce’s ‘strong’ team proving to be a reserve side in reality, as he made nine outfield changes and paid the price.

Newcastle United losing 4-3 on penalties after a goalless match, as Burnley (with five outfield changes) made it through to September and the third round.

So lets have a look at what Newcastle United could have won…

The full Carabao Cup third round draw:

QPR v Everton

Preston v Cheltenham

Manchester United v West Ham

Fulham v Leeds

Brentford v Oldham

Watford v Stoke

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Wigan v Sunderland

Norwich v Liverpool

Burnley v Rochdale

Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon

Sheffield United v Southampton

Manchester City v Wycombe Wanderers

Millwall v Leicester

Wolves v Tottenham

Brighton v Swansea

If Newcastle United had progressed beyond August and the second round, a home tie against Rochdale would have beckoned.

Steve Bruce made it four out of four cup defeats to Premier League sides on Wednesday night but Rochdale should have been more in his comfort zone, it did take two attempts to beat them but Newcastle under Bruce did beat the League Two side in the FA Cup in January 2020.

Looking at the full Carabao Cup third round draw above, no doubt the Mackems will be awarding themselves the title of 2021 North East League Cup Top Dogs, having made it to the heady heights of round three. Sunderland having beaten Blackpool with an injury time goal on Tuesday, with the Seasiders having dispatched Middlesbrough 3-0 in the first round.

After beginning the season with three straight defeats, at least Steve Bruce now has no distractions from this latest relegation fight. Up against Southampton on Saturday who in a confidence boosting exercise stuck eight past Newport last night away from home (Newcastle lucky to go through on penalties last season at Newport in this same competition).

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 0 Burnley 0 (Burnley win 4-3 on penalties) – Wednesday 25 August 7.45pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Burnley:

Possession was Burnley 46% Newcastle 54%

Total shots were Burnley 6  Newcastle 18

Shots on target were Burnley 1 Newcastle 3

Corners were Burnley 4 Newcastle 9

Referee: Oliver Langford

Newcastle United:

Woodman, Manquillo (Saint-Maximin 76), Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Sean Longstaff, Hendrick, Fraser (Almiron 83), Joelinton, Gayle (Willock 76)

Unused Subs:

Gillespie, Matty Longstaff, Schar, Murphy

Crowd: 30,082

(Sean Dyche loving taking a ‘sneaky one’ as reflects on win over Newcastle United – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Burnley 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Wednesday’s defeat on penalties – Read HERE)

(Match Report: Newcastle 0 Burnley 0 – ASM and Almiron fail as NUFC lose in penalty shootout – Read HERE)

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