Newcastle moved into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup as Championship side Leeds United were brushed aside at St James’ Park. Papiss Cisse’s first goal since April opened the scoring for the home side, before Yoan Gouffran added another in the second half.

Alan Pardew named a strong side for the clash, with youngsters Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi being given a chance to impress. Mike Williamson also made his first appearance of the season, partnering Fabricio Coloccini in defence.

It was Ameobi who caught the eye from the off, providing Newcastle with creativity and cutting edge from the left wing.

However, it was Leeds who went close early on, when Ross McCormack’s clever chip went over Tim Krul and came back off the crossbar.
The Championship side provided spirited opposition for Newcastle, although the opening goal took the wind out of their sails. It came after Ameobi found space down the left wing and picked out Cisse with a perfect cross, allowing the Senegal striker to power a header past the hapless Paddy Kenny.

Leeds pushed for an equaliser but lacked the creativity to open up a stubborn Newcastle defence and Gouffran punished when he added a stunning second.

Once again Ameobi provided the assist, this time simply laying the ball to Gouffran, who spun his defender before unleashing an unstoppable shot that flew into the top corner.