|Season 2008-09 Result|
|Coventry City||2-3||Newcastle United|
| Morrison 45,
| Dann 21 (og),
Beuzelin 38 (og),
|Date: 27/08/2008 Venue: Ricoh Arena Competition: Carling Cup|
|Match Report||Submitted on 14/09/2008 by ?|
Gutierrez Paid tribute to the 3,008 Toon fans after this game saying they’d roared the team to victory against City. He showed his versatility, playing as a makeshift striker.
After 21 mins N'Zogbia got on the end of a Milner cross, although defender Dann looked to get the vital touch to deflect the ball into his own net to put us 1-0 up. More followed shortly afterwards when Milner's cross eluded everyone to curl into the far corner, although a slight touch from City's Beuzelin looked to have deceived Their goalie Andy Marshall. 2-0 to The Toon with only 38 mins on the clock. However in the 1st minute of injury time at the end of the first half Clinton Morrison rifled home past Given to make the half time score 2-1.
No more goals came until 3 minutes into added time when the home fans were delighted to see Gunnarsson fire long throw that found the head of Dann and he steered it into the corner of the net with no-one defending the near post. Newcastle protests started at that point and continued after the final whistle seconds later - centred on the fact the fourth official had displayed two minutes of added time.
7 mins into extra time saw Enrique dispossess a Coventry player in his own half, and put a superb through ball straight to Owen. He chested it down and as Marshall advanced he lifted it over the 'keeper to put us into the next round draw. At times our passing game was excellent and we were able to see out the final 20 odd minutes of extra time by keeping possession and Shay was relatively untroubled as the clock ticked away.
Great credit goes to The Toon for lifting themselves after the last gasp equaliser and few would argue that the win was undeserved against a spirited Coventry side.
Spotted in the ground was Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill no doubt he was looking at James Milner once again.
3 games unbeaten….we’ll see what Saturday brings.