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Coventry 2-3 Newcastle (aet)

Newcastle celebrate James Milner's goal
Newcastle celebrate after Milner put them 2-0 ahead

A Michael Owen goal booked Newcastle's place in the Carling Cup third round in a hard-fought win over Coventry.

The Magpies went in front when James Milner's square ball was put into his own net by defender Scott Dann.

Milner's inswinging cross sneaked inside the far post for their second before Clinton Morrison pulled one back for Coventry with a 20-yard curler.

Dann headed a powerful equaliser in stoppage time, but Owen's neat finish secured the win early in extra-time.

Newcastle were deserved winners but Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman will be delighted with the way his side pushed the Premier League side all the way.

Morrison's goal came shortly before the half-time whistle and Dann's equaliser arrived three minutes into added time.

After substitute Owen put Newcastle back in front with a side-footed finish from inside the area, Coventry should have pegged them back again right at the end of the first period of extra-time when Elliott Ward's free header rattled the crossbar.


Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan told BBC Radio Newcastle:

"It was a heck of a cup tie in the end. I think we played some great football but we were guilty near the end of the first-half of almost showboating.

"I just thought we got a bit, not cocky, but over-confident and of course they knocked a goal in and at 2-1 the tie was right back on."

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