Manchester City profited from a wasteful Newcastle United as extra time goals from Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko earned the Citizens a place in the Capital One Cup Quarter Finals. However, it could have been so different for Newcastle as they were left ruing a host of missed chances.

Alan Pardew’s side had the difficult task of trying to erase the weekend defeat to fierce rivals Sunderland and made five changes to the starting XI that went down at the Stadium of Light.

In recent weeks Pardew has opted to field a 4-3-3 but he rejigged his formation and went with a 4-4-2 system. Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse were handed starts, the two came on at the Stadium of Light but failed to have an impact. Vurnon Anita was back amongst Newcastle’s engine room alongside Cheick Tiote while Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massaido Haidara slotted in the back four.

Manuel Pellegrini is a man spoilt for choice with the wealth of talent at his disposal and he also rotated his squad, making no fewer than ten changes after suffering defeat at the hands of fellow title chasers Chelsea.

James Milner started for the visitors on his return to St James’ Park but more significantly Joe Hart dropped to the bench, allowing Costel Pantilimon the opportunity to show Pellegrini he’s ready to challenge Hart’s number one spot.

Newcastle have been so inconsistent this season and it is hard to know which Newcastle is going to turn up. Many would have thought a win against Manchester City could be ruled out, especially after the heavy defeat suffered on the opening match of the season. However, Newcastle were impressive and shocked the Citizens as they were in control for much of regulation time.

There were plenty chances in the first half and they all came Newcastle’s way. Ameobi netted but the flag was rightly raised. Another great chance went begging when Anita volleyed wide ten minutes before half-time.

The second half continued in similar fashion and the visitors were often second best. Newcastle continued to push for a winner and looked a danger with Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa coming off the bench to replace Ameobi and Paul Dummett – who came on to replace Haidara at half time.

At the end of 90 minutes the game remained goalless and headed into extra time. In the early moments of extra time, Newcastle had another golden opportunity to take the lead. Cisse was clean through, bearing down with the goal at his mercy before a lack of confidence shone through and his shot was too close to Pantilimon, who saved well from close range.

He really should have buried the chance and Newcastle really paid the price as a clinical Negredo struck past Tim Krul moments later.

City took control and they doubled their tally through Dzeko towards the end of the first half of extra time, killing the game and Newcastle’s hopes of going far in the Capital One Cup

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