Newcastle United leave no doubt in a blowout 7-0 cup win

Joelinton of Newcastle United. (Photo by Martin Rickett/Getty Images)
Joelinton of Newcastle United. (Photo by Martin Rickett/Getty Images) /

In their Carabao Cup match vs. Morecambe FC, Newcastle United left no doubt.

Newcastle United needed to win comfortably today against Morecambe FC. They were facing off against a perennial bottom-of-the-table League Two side that lost 5-0 over the weekend. Looking to bounce back from the embarrassment vs. Brighton, Steve Bruce’s side needed a lopsided victory to get some of their confidence back.

Thanks to a first-half barrage of five goals, the Magpies picked up a 7-0 win. Joelinton bagged a brace while Miguel Almiron, Jacob Murphy, Isaac Hayden, Jamaal Lascelles, and Matt Ritchie each scored once.

Already trailing 4-0, Morecambe’s Toumani Diagouraga picking up a 33rd-minute red card made matters worse for the Shrimps. Newcastle finished with ten shots on target and 13 off target (three off the woodwork).

Next up, Newcastle United will travel to face another League Two side as Newport County AFC defeated Watford yesterday by a 3-1 scoreline. The Exiles benefitted from a second-half red card for Watford and outshot the Hornets 14-3

While the Magpies already exceeded their performance over the past three seasons by advancing past the second round, they have a legitimate chance to make a solid run. They will be heavily favored again entering next week’s fourth round matchup and could advance to the fifth round for the first time since the 2016-17 season and for the third time since the 2006-07 season.

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Newcastle United have not found a ton of success historically with one runner-up finish and a quarterfinal in back-to-back years in the mid-1970s, back when Malcolm McDonald was the man up top in black and white.