By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Micah captained Manchester City to a 2-0 Capital One Cup victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park, though Manuel Pellegrini’s side needed extra time to see off the Magpies.
City started brighter but the first real chance fell to Papiss Cisse, whose header flew wide, and he also saw a shot blocked minutes later. Costel Pantilimon then had to be alert to deny Sammy Ameobi after another Cisse effort had been blocked, the keeper getting down quickly to make the save.
Cisse was in the thick of the action as Newcastle began to exert some control on the game, and after he should really have put the home side in front, Ameobi’s subsequent effort – toe poked into the net – was ruled out for offside.
Micah tried to rally his troops with a storming run from the halfway line, but having beaten three Newcastle players he sliced his shot just before half-time.
Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the second half, though Alvaro Negredo went close having scurried through the Newcastle defence only for his chip to hit the side netting.
A goal wasn’t to be in usual time, so an extra 30 minutes was required to separate the teams. Within the opening moments of extra time, Cisse was sent through one-on-one only for Pantilimon to pull off another fine save to deny the striker.
It looked like the hosts would be the most likely to score, but City have a knack of grabbing goals in crucial times, and Negredo edged them in front. Fine work by Edin Dzeko saw him pick out his team-mate, and the Spaniard had the simple task of nudging home to make it 1-0 after 98 minutes.
And the game was wrapped up just before half-time in extra time, James Milner picking out Dzeko after a neat one-two with David Silva, and the Bosnian rounded Tim Krul to make it 2-0.
Hatem Ben Arfa did beat Pantilimon soon after only for Joleon Lescott to clear off the line, and that was that – City progress to the next round.
Man City: Pantilimon, Richards, Boyata, Lescott, Kolarov,Rodwell, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Jovetic, Milner, Dzeko.
Subs: Hart, Zabaleta, Nasri, Negredo, Silva, Fernandinho, Demichelis
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara,Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi, Cisse.
Subs:Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Remy, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett.