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Thursday 31 October 2013

Capital One Cup: Man City edge past Newcastle

Negredo and Dzeko put City into last eight, Spurs overcome Hull City on penalties

  • Edin Dzeko scores the second goal for Man City against Newcastle

  • Tim Krul and Alvaro Negredo battle for the ball at St James' Park

  • Paul McShane puts Hull City 2-1 up against Tottenham Hotspur

  • But Harry Kane equalises for Spurs to take the match into a penalty shoot-out

  • Kane and Brad Friedel celebrate after the goalkeeper's decisive save

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur reached the Capital One Cup quarter-finals with victories over Newcastle United and Hull City in the ties played on Wednesday night.

Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City booked a last-eight tie against Leicester City with an extra-time victory at St James' Park.

The Magpies had the better of the opportunities but found goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon up to the task as he saved from Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse. With neither side able to break the deadlock, the contest went into extra-time and nine minutes into the first period, City – who made 10 changes from the side that took on Chelsea on Sunday – took charge when substitute Alvaro Negredo scored from Edin Dzeko's cross.

Dzeko then sealed victory after he rounded goalkeeper Tim Krul following a fine move. The only worry for City was the injury to striker Stevan Jovetic, who went off with what looked like a calf injury.

"Leicester continue in this cup because they beat Fulham and that is not an easy team so we suppose we will have a very difficult match and if we want to win we will have to play very well," said Man City manager Manual Pellegrini.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Hull City

* Spurs win 8-7 on penalties

Brad Friedel was the hero for Tottenham Hotspur as his crucial penalty shoot-out save gave his side victory over Hull City.

Gylfi Sigurdsson put the home side ahead on 16 minutes with a superb goal from 25 yards but the sides were level eight minutes into the second half when Friedel bundled the ball into his own net. The tie went into extra-time and after academy graduate Harry Kane hit the bar for Spurs, Hull City took the lead through Paul McShane's header only for Kane to take the tie to penalties with a low drive.

Aaron McLean and Erik Lamela were the players to miss penalties in the first 15 attempts before Friedel saved Ahmed Elmohamady's spot-kick to give Spurs their first penalty shoot-out victory since 1994.

"They were great penalties and the funny thing is we hadn't trained for them," Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas told the club's website. "We played really well in the first half. We wanted to have a little more penetration but there was some really great football, speed in possession, lots of one-touch combinations and I was really happy with the performance."

Capital One Cup results

Tuesday 29 October
Arsenal
0-2 Chelsea (Azpilicueta, Mata)
Burnley 0-2 West Ham United (Taylor pen, Collison pen)
Birmingham City 4-4 (aet) Stoke City* (Assaidi, Crouch, Arnautovic, Jones)
Leicester City 4-3 Fulham (Rodallega 2, Karagounis)
Manchester United (Hernandez 2, Jones, Fabio) 4-0 Norwich City

Wednesday 30 October
Newcastle United 0-2 (aet) Manchester City (Negredo, Dzeko)
Tottenham Hotspur* (Sigurdsson, Kane) 2-2 Hull City (Friedel og, McShane)

* won penalty shoot-out

Capital One Cup draw

Leicester City v Manchester City
Stoke City v Manchester United
Sunderland/Southampton v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

Ties to be played week commencing 16 December

Key Points

  • Manchester City overcome Newcastle United to reach Capital One Cup quarter-finals
  • Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko are the goalscorers
  • Tottenham Hotspur also through after defeating Hull City on penalties

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