Carabao Cup: Newcastle United 0-0 Crystal Palace (3-2 pens) – Nick Pope saves three penalties in shootout

Nick Pope saves the penalty
Newcastle are winless in 10 games in all competitions

Nick Pope proved to be Newcastle United’s hero as Eddie Howe’s side beat fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace on penalties to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

Pope saved kicks from Luka Milivojevic, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Malcolm Ebiowei as the hosts won 3-2 after 90 goalless minutes.

Chris Wood, Kieran Trippier and Joelinton switch to Newcastle.

The fourth round of the EFL Cup will take place on Thursday.

Pope difference as Newcastle continues

With just one Premier League game to go before the World Cup break, Newcastle and Palace announced eight and six changes respectively following both teams’ victories at the weekend.

Newcastle boss Howe has handed Allan Saint-Maximin his first start since late August as he continues to build up his competitive minutes following injury – but England’s World Cup hope Callum Wilson, who has been battling illness, was absent from the home team.

Patrick Vieira, meanwhile, rested Palace strikers Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze as he named six youngsters on the substitutes’ bench.

Both sides managed just one shot in the first half with few clear-cut chances.

Mateta saw his strike pushed over by Pope as the visitors came close to breaking the deadlock early on, when 20-year-old Elliot Anderson fired past Sam Johnstone.

Johnstone was alert to deny Wood after the Newcastle keeper had denied a poor back-end by James Tomkins early in the second period, before Dan Burn’s header from a corner struck kindly for the Eagles goal.

Substitutes Trippier and Miguel Almiron almost combined for the late winner but Johnstone was again equal to Paraguay’s effort as Palace withstood late pressure to reach penalties.

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The shootout was about Newcastle’s first goal, however, as three England internationals kept the Magpies’ hopes of a first domestic trophy since the FA Cup alive 1955.

It was a timely reminder of Pope’s firing testimony, with his heroics coming on the eve of England manager Gareth Southgate naming his final 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

“I have to say the first penalty save, I thought, came out of the top drawer,” Howe said of Pope’s goal.

“There was actually a save in the first half that I thought was top drawer too, so it wasn’t just in the penalty shootout. But he’s been doing that for us all season. everything.

“He’s very controlling but he kept the goal with such low fuss, it’s unbelievable what a difference he made.”

Newcastle host Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday (17:30 GMT) in their final game before the World Cup break, after Palace visit Nottingham Forest (15:00).

The line-ups


Arrangement 4-3-3

  • 22The Pope
  • 19ManquilloIt has been replacedTrippierto 66′minutes
  • 6Lascelles
  • 33BurnIt has been replacedBotmanto 66′minutes
  • 13The goal
  • 36S LongstaffIt has been replacedBruno Guimarãesto 66′minutes
  • 8ShelveyIt has been replacedWillockto 86′minutes
  • 7Joelinton
  • 32AndersonPosted in 39minsIt has been replacedAlmironto 78′minutes
  • 20Wood
  • 10Saint-Maximin


  • 2Trippier
  • 4Botman
  • 5Schär
  • 12Lewis
  • 18Karius
  • 23Murphy
  • 24Almiron
  • 28Willock
  • 39Bruno Guimarães

Crystal Palace

Arrangement 3-4-2-1

  • 21Johnstone
  • 2District
  • 5Tomkins
  • 6Guéhi
  • 17Clyne
  • 4MilivojevicRecorded in 42 minutes
  • 19HughesRecorded in 90 minutes
  • 3Mitchell
  • 7Oil itIt has been replacedEbioweito 78′minutes
  • 9J YesIt has been replacedRiedewaldto 78′minutes
  • 14Mateta


  • 23Ebiowei
  • 41Whitworth
  • 43Balmer
  • 44Riedewald
  • 45Gordon
  • 55Phillips
  • 76Nascimento
  • 77Ozoh
  • 78Rodney

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