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23 September 2020

Match Reports


23 September 2020

Morecambe bowed out of the Carabao Cup on a disappointing night at the Mazuma Stadium.

The Shrimps lost 7-0 as the Premiership giants showed their quality.

It was 5-0 at half time with the Shrimps also reduced to 10 men.

The Shrimps got off to the worst possible start when Newcastle’s £40m striker, Joelinton, opened the scoring after five minutes with his close-range finish coming after good work from Emil Krafth and Miguel Almiron.

From there, the Shrimps were always up against it and they conceded a second on 20 minutes when Miguel Almiron beat the offside trap and rounded Morecambe goalkeeper Mark Halstead to score from close range.

The Magpies' third came via Jacob Murphy's curling effort from 18 yards, before Joelinton scored arguably the pick of the goals with a superb curling effort from 25 yards that flew into the top right corner.

Things went from bad to worse for Morecambe when Toumani Diagouraga was given a straight red card for a foul on Sean Longstaff and Newcastle took advantage.

A fifth came in first-half injury time when Issac Hayden’s long-range effort beat Halstead.

Newcastle’s dominance continued in the second half with Jamaal Lascelles heading home a Matt Ritchie corner.

Ryan Fraser and Andy Carroll both missed good chances for the visitors but they did add a seventh in injury time when Sam Lavelle was unfortunate to deflect a Fraser flick past Halstead to give Newcastle a comfortable away win.

Morecambe: Halstead, Mellor, Lavelle, Davis, Hendrie, Diagouraga, Wildig, O’Sullivan, Mendes-Gomes (Phillips 35), Slew (Cooney 70), Stockton (McAlinden 58). Subs not used: Da Silva Mendes, Knight-Percival, Kenyon, Pringle.

Newcastle United: Gillespie, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark (Fraser 46), Yedlin, Hayden (Barlaser 62), Longstaff, Murphy, Almiron (Carroll 62), Ritchie, Joelinton. Subs not used: Darlow, Shelvey, Wilson, Hendrick.

Referee: Darren Drysdale.

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