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Newcastle shock holders Manchester City 2-0

Newcastle shock holders Manchester City 2-0
Newcastle United visited fresh misery upon faltering Manchester City with an impressive 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday that dumped the holders out of the League Cup. Teenage forward Rolando Aarons put Alan Pardew’s side ahead in the sixth minute and substitute Moussa Sissoko added a superb solo goal 14 minutes from time to send Newcastle into the quarterfinals.

EPL champions City, who saw midfielder David Silva forced off by injury, have now gone three games without victory in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s derby with Manchester United. Ryan Taylor was making his first Newcastle appearance since August 2012 after a long-term knee problem and he quickly made an impact.

Taylor robbed Fernandinho in midfield, which freed 18-year-old Aarons to run through and slot the ball between Willy Caballero’s legs from a narrow angle on the right. In the second half, Newcastle substitute Sissoko delivered the killer blow, skilfully dragging the ball away from Fernandinho and then bursting past Bacary Sagna before coolly stabbing home.

Taylor completed a memorable return by blocking on the line from Edin Dzeko in the 85th minute, as Newcastle secured a first ever win at the Etihad.
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