Newcastle United 1-0 Bournemouth: Adam Smith own goal helps hosts reach Carabao Cup last eight

Adam Smith scores an own goal
Newcastle have now reached the last eight of the EFL Cup Four times in 2014-2015.

Newcastle advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a narrow win over Bournemouth at St James’ Park.

Adam Smith’s own goal proved decisive for the hosts as the defender accidentally headed past Cherries goalkeeper Mark Travers from Kieran Trippier’s superb delivery.

It was no more than Eddie Howe’s side deserved as the home side created most of the chances.

Newcastle find out who they will face next in Thursday night’s draw.

Magpies boss Howe included goalkeeper Nick Pope, full-back Trippier and forward Callum Wilson, all of whom were part of England’s World Cup squad in Qatar, in the starting line-up against Howe’s old club.

Swiss defender Fabian Schar and Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes also started the contest for the home side, who looked almost full for both clubs in the first contest since November 12.

In front of 51,579, Newcastle pushed forward repeatedly with Trippier, Schar, Miguel Almiron and Wilson all coming close to breaking the deadlock in the first half, the latter also having efforts offside.

However, Gary O’Neil’s determined and disciplined Bournemouth side also consider themselves a little unlucky not to have made the most of their few clear-cut chances.

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Wales striker Kieffer Moore headed wide when well placed, substitute Jack Stacey forced a good save from Pope and Dominic Solanke also saw a late effort superbly blocked by the Newcastle keeper.

However, this ensured a fourth quarter-final appearance since 2014–15 for Newcastle, who were finalists in 1975–76.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2TrippierBooked in 69 minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Bruno GuimarãesWill be replacedShelveyat 88′minutes
  • 28WillockWill be replacedof Saint-Maximat 57′minutes
  • 24AlmironWill be replacedMurphyat 76′minutes
  • 9WilsonWill be replacedWoodat 76′minutes
  • 7Joelinton


  • 6Lascelles
  • 8Shelvey
  • 10of Saint-Maxim
  • 11Ritchie
  • 13Targett
  • 19Manquillo
  • 20Wood
  • 23Murphy
  • 26Darlow


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Travers
  • 15Smith
  • 6Mepham
  • 25SenesiWill be replacedLoweat 85′minutes
  • 33Zemura
  • 10ChristieWill be replacedStaceyat 64′minutes
  • 4L CookBooked in 47 minutes
  • 29Billing
  • 32AnthonyWill be replacedDembéléat 77′minutes
  • 9Solanke
  • 21Moore
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  • 11Marcondes
  • 17Stacey
  • 18Lowe
  • 20Dembélé
  • 23Hill
  • 43Greenwood
  • 45Usual
  • 49Garden
  • 51Adu-Addei

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