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Newcastle's woes continue with Capital One Cup exit

A frustrated Moussa Sissoko reacts after hitting the post during the match. Credit: PA

Newcastle's troubles continue as Championship side Sheffield Wednesday pulled off a shock 1-0 win at St James' Park in the Capital One Cup third round.

The hosts, still without a Barclays Premier League win this season under new boss Steve McClaren, produced a dismal display against a Wednesday side featuring 10 changes.

Sheffield Wednesday's Lewis McGugan celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Capital One Cup, third round match at St James' Park, Newcastle. Credit: PA

Their fate was sealed by Lewis McGugan's 76th-minute strike, the midfielder drilling in after the ball broke to him when the Magpies failed to deal with a delivery into the box.


McClaren: fans need 'blind faith' that things will get better

Steve McClaren said in a press conference today that testing times had come early, but not unexpectedly this season.

Newcastle United lie in 19th position in the Premier League without a win to their name ahead of tomorrow's encounter with Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.

McClaren struck a positive tone though, and praised the team for the spirit they showed in the first four games of the season.

He did admit that a lack of fight after conceding early against Watford and West Ham had left him disappointed.

McClaren was unable to name a team for tomorrow's game due to injury niggles, with Massadio Haidara and Jack Colback out of action.

He also thanked the fans, who he said have been 'fantastic'. He urged them to 'have a bit of blind faith' that the team will start performing.

You can watch the whole press conference here.

McClaren hoping players react positively to West Ham defeat

Newcastle Boss Steve McClaren is set to make changes as his team look for their first premier league win of the season at home to Watford tomorrow.

Ayoze Perez and Siem de Jong are both pushing for a start after Monday Night's disappointing defeat at West Ham.

McClaren said today that setbacks like that are "part of the process" when a new coaching staff takes over at a club, but he insists both he and his players have learnt from the experience.

You can watch Steve McClaren's full press conference, ahead of the Watford match, below.


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