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Bruno Guimarães
E. Anderson
C. Wood
K. Trippier
1 - 2
45' + 4'
K. Hemmings
Yellow Card
J. Lascelles
1 - 1
E. Nevitt
J. Dacres-Cogley
1 - 0

Match Stats

28% 71%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 239 600
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That's all for today, goodbye!
Although he only came on in the first half due to Krafth's injury, Trippier was the substitute who changed the game. His passing ability not only led to both of the goals but also helped bypass the Tranmere press. The home side were relentless all game when pressing but they could not conjure up enough clear chances to force a shootout in the end.
Tranmere shocked everyone when they took the lead with a brilliant one-touch passing move which finished with Nevitt scoring the opener. Lascelles started the comeback for Newcastle as he headed in his own rebound from a Trippier corner. Trippier provided the assist for the winner as Chris Wood put Newcastle with a bullet header from a corner. Newcastle saw the game through despite late pressure from the League Two side.
90' + 5' Newcastle are slowing the play down as much as they can to try and see this game out. Tranmere are still pressing hard.
90' + 3' Darlow is able to continue following his treatment.
90' + 2' Darlow is receiving treatment on the pitch for an apparent ankle injury.
90' There will be six minutes of additional time to end the game.
89' Tranmere are sending more players up the pitch in search of a very late equaliser.
87' SAVE! Hewelt makes another brilliant save as Botman's powerful header from the corner looked destined to find the net.
Bruno Guimarães
E. Anderson
85' Anderson makes his way off the field for Bruno Guimaraes as Newcastle look to see the game out.
85' Anderson tries to find Ritchie in the box but the ball is ushered out easily by the Tranmere defenders.
83' Newcastle are opting to take their time with their attacks rather than rush for a third goal to close the game.
81' The game is becoming a tense affair late on. Tranmere have conceded three times as many fouls as Newcastle (9-3).
79' Tranmere's energy is proving difficult to deal with after Trippier is dispossessed, but Darlow saves a cross from Bristow again.
77' Bristow sends a dangerous ball into the box and Joelinton heads it out for a corner. Tranmere are growing late in the game.
75' Tranmere appeal for a handball from the corner after the ball seemingly hit Wood on the arm but nothing is given.
74' Longstaff is caught on the ball and Tranmere eventually win a corner after forcing Darlow into a miskick.
72' Tranmere have indeed switched to a back four and are committing more players to their high press.
J. Willock
70' Joelinton comes in for Willock to add extra energy back into the Newcastle midfield.
S. Botman
J. Lascelles
70' Botman comes in for Lascelles after the defender's nose injury needs to be looked at properly.
P. Lewis
K. Jameson
70' Lewis replaces Jameson, who cannot carry on any longer due to a leg injury. Tranmere may switch to a back four.
68' Jameson is receiving treatment on the pitch.
68' BIG SAVE! Trippier sends Wood through on goal with a perfectly weighted lofted pass, but Wood's shot is saved well by Hewelt.
66' Newcastle are not allowing Tranmere to even get a sniff at the ball at the moment. The long balls from Tranmere are being dealt with well by Lascelles and Dummett.
64' Trippier has been impressive when countering the Tranmere press. He has played more passes to Targett at left-back (6) than he has to any other player.
62' Trippier sends in another good corner but Anderson can't find the target with his half-hearted attempt.
61' Turnbull makes a big challenge to stop Willock from having an easy shot at goal after he was slipped through by Trippier.
60' Tranmere are trying to initiate the press that was so effective in the first half but the pace of the Newcastle wingers is proving to be difficult to stop.
J. Hawkes
J. Nolan
58' Hawkes replaces Nolan as Tranmere make their first substitution.
58' Lascelles is once again receiving treatment for the nose injury he suffered in the first half.
57' Tranmere are struggling to keep the ball when they win it back. Newcastle are playing the game at their pace and it is very uncomfortable for Tranmere now.
55' Newcastle continue control the ball and Murphy is the source of trouble for Tranmere as his pace is causing a lot of problems.
K. Trippier
52' Trippier sends in a brilliant in-swinging corner towards Wood and it is unstoppable for Hewelt in goal.
C. Wood
52' GOAL!!!!!!! 2-1 NEWCASTLE!!!!!! Wood puts Newcastle into the lead with an easy header from Trippier's corner. Textbook in-swinging corner and Wood was left unmarked.
52' Dummett is forced to play the ball long but Murphy uses his pace well to eventually win a corner.
50' Trippier tries to send the ball to the back post for someone to head it back in but the corner is too long and flies over everyone.
50' Trippier wins a corner after combining with Willock and Ritchie down the right flank.
48' SAVE! Darlow fists the ball away after a flick-on from Nevitt from five yards out.
47' O'Connor sprints down the right-hand side and tries a low cross but Lascelles clears it out for a throw-in.
46' Wood gets the second-half underway.
J. Lewis
M. Targett
46' Lewis replaces Targett at left-back for the second half.
Newcastle have dominated the ball in this half but have not created many great goal-scoring chances. Tranmere's press has been difficult for the Premier League side to deal but they have not been sloppy or careless in possession.
Despite gaining a strong grip on the game, Newcastle's slow press allowed Tranmere to work a brilliant move which finished with Nevitt placing the ball in the net after a great run from Dacres-Cogley. Lascelles then equalised soon before the break as he headed in his own rebound from a corner to give Newcastle a deserved goal.
K. Hemmings
Yellow Card
45' + 4' Hemmings is the first player to receive a yellow card after a late slide tackle on Darlow in an attempt to go for a goal.
45' + 2' Tranmere are sitting deep in their own half as they look to head into the break level in the game.
45' There will be five additional minutes in the first half.
44' Newcastle have amassed 76% possession so far in the game and produced nine shots, with three hitting the target.
42' Newcastle have once again increased the tempo following a goal and look to push for another before the break.
J. Lascelles
40' GOALLLLL!!!! 1-1 LASCELLES!!!!!! Lascelles equalises after heading in his own rebound from a corner minutes before half-time.
40' CLEARANCE! Jameson stops Newcastle from equalising with a headed clearance.
K. Trippier
E. Krafth
39' Tripper comes on for the injured Krafth at right-back for the first change of the game.
38' Krafth will not be able to continue and is being stretchered off the pitch.
37' Krafth is now receiving treatment on the pitch after being fouled. Trippier is warming up on the sideline.
37' After some work from the Newcastle doctor and a change of shirt, Lascelles is back on the pitch.
35' Bristow puts in a heavy challenge on Krafth and the referee gives the free kick to Newcastle.
33' Lascelles goes off the pitch to deal with a bloody nose after a clash of heads during an aerial battle.
31' Ritchie overhits his free kick and the ball goes over the head of all the attacking players.
30' Longstaff wins a free kick to save a poor pass moments earlier from Ritchie.
29' Tranmere continue to force hopeful long balls from Newcastle as they are pressing hard and outnumbering Newcastle in the midfield.
27' Targett finds Anderson with a long ball in behind but Tranmere track back well and stop any shot at goal from occurring.
25' Newcastle have kept the ball since the goal and increased the tempo in their search for an equaliser.
23' Newcastle play a corner short and try to find someone in the box but it comes to nothing.
J. Dacres-Cogley
21' Dacres-Cogley timed his run in-behind perfectly to bypass the Newcastle press and put the ball on a plate for Nevitt to finish.
E. Nevitt
21' GOALLL!!!!!!!!!! 1-0 TRANMERE!!!! Nevitt puts Tranmere ahead just as Newcastle started to dominate. Their one-touch football was too quick for the Newcastle press and it was an easy finish.
20' Newcastle seem to be finding more space in the opposition half as the game goes on. Tranmere are continuing to press as high up the pitch as they can.
18' Tranmere committed too many bodies forward and lost the ball leading to a counter-attack led by Willock, but his pass to Wood is cut out.
17' Newcastle have grown into the game and are keeping the ball well. Anderson tries his luck from range but drags his shot wide.
15' Krafth puts in a cross towards Murphy at the back post but he is too far ahead to connect with the ball.
14' Tranmere fans are making their voices heard as they cheer every pass their team makes and jeer every Newcastle one.
12' Newcastle work the ball up the pitch and it leads to Willock finding Murphy, who places his shot over the bar in a good position.
11' McAleer sends the free kick in but it is dealt with comfortably by Newcastle.
10' Hemmings uses his body well against Targett and wins a free kick.
8' Tranmere are keeping the ball well in their attacking third. Nevitt gets in behind the defence but only wins a throw-in.
6' Both teams are trying to make use of the physical ability their strikers possess but the defenders keep coming out on top at the moment.
4' CHANCE! Murphy recieves a long pass from Krafth onto his chest but his finish is tame and straight at the goalkeeper.
2' Newcastle have kept the ball after winning it from Tranmere after the kick-off. Tranmere are pressing very high.
1' McAleer gets the game underway for Tranmere.
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch.
Tranmere have lost their last five meetings with Newcastle in all competitions. This is the first time they’ve faced each other since an FA Cup quarter-final tie in February 2000. Newcastle won the game 3-2 with a squad that featured the likes of Alan Shearer, Gary Speed, and Duncan Ferguson.
Tranmere make three changes from their most recent fixture as Hewelt, O’Connor, and Nolan come into the side for Doohan, Merrie, and Lewis. Eddie Howe has made 10 changes for his side with only Joe Willock keeping his place in starting lineup from their last game against Manchester City.
SUBS: Mark Gillespie, Kieran Trippier, Sven Botman, Joelinton, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes
Newcastle (4-3-3): Karl Darlow; Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Matt Targett; Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson; Matt Ritchie, Chris Wood, Jacob Murphy
SUBS: Ross Doohan, Max Fisher, Josh Hawkes, Ben Hockenhull, Rhys Hughes, Paul Lewis, Arthur Lomax, Chris Merrie, Sam Taylor
Tranmere (5-3-2) Mateusz Hewelt; Josh Dacres Cogley, Neill Byrne, Jordan Turnbull, Kyle Jamieson, Ethan Bristow; Lee O’Connor, Jon Nolan, Reece McAleer; Kane Hemmings, Elliot Nevitt
Newcastle are unbeaten in the Premier League so far and picked up an impressive draw against Manchester City this past weekend. Eddie Howe said that he wants the club to challenge for this trophy.
The hosts have struggled so far this season after only picking up four points in their five league games in League Two. They beat Accrington Stanley 12-11 on penalties to progress into this round.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the EFL Cup second-round fixture between Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United.