Alexander Isaac Last season’s finalist, he scored the winning goal in the second half Newcastle United Eight-time winner Dump City of Manchester Carabao exited the Cup 1-0 in a third-round clash at St James’ Park on Wednesday.
Issac struck in his 53rd appearance for Newcastle in what was a massive lineup change to rest key players for another midweek match sandwiched between two Champions League challenges.
The goal was set up by Joelinton’s dribble into the penalty area past four City defenders and a pass found Isak alone at the far post before he squared in.
Foden and Jeremy Doc The second half came, but could not find an equalizer with Haaland on the bench among unused substitutes.
Julian Alvarez had two good chances, one shot denied by Nick Pope’s outstretched leg, for City who had 68% possession but still had fewer shots on target than Newcastle.
“It was a game of two halves for us,” Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said. “The first half was tough. I thought we didn’t play particularly well, but defended well in that first period because we didn’t have much of the ball.
“In the second half we were great in most aspects, defensively and offensively, we attacked really well and probably deserved to win in the end.”
It was the third consecutive year that City, four consecutive winners from 2018 to 2021, made an early exit from the competition.
Newcastle lost to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final last season and will face Erik ten Haag’s side in the fourth round following Wednesday’s draw.