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Shrimp Fest: Newcastle to visit Morecambe in Capital One Cup

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The Magpies will once again be on the road in the Capital One Cup.

Newcastle, will have shrimp on the brain in the Capital One Cup
Newcastle, will have shrimp on the brain in the Capital One Cup
Clive Brunskill

Newcastle United have been drawn against Morecambe in the second round of this years' Capital One Cup. The match will take place at Morecambe's Globe Arena later this month. According to Lee Ryder, this will mark the first time Newcastle has faced Morecambe in a competitive match. The Chronicle writer is looking forward to it:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nice trip to Morecambe for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nufc&amp;src=hash">#nufc</a> . Chance to visit a new ground .</p>&mdash; Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) <a href="https://twitter.com/lee_ryder/statuses/365436645509562368">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Others might not be so happy, especially given that Newcastle is, once again, headed out on the road in this competition.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>7 of NUFC&#39;s last 10 League Cup games have all been away from home, the last home game was 2010 losing 0-4 to Arsenal <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nufc&amp;src=hash">#nufc</a></p>&mdash; NUFC Stats (@NUFC_Stats) <a href="https://twitter.com/NUFC_Stats/statuses/365427931272593409">August 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Newcastle will look to have a better showing this year, as last year they lost away to Manchester United 2-1 in the third round (though that was Newcastle's first game in the competition, due to their involvement in the Europa League). In 2011-12, Newcastle made it to the fourth round, before bowing out to Blackburn Rovers 4-3, after extra time.

Morecambe play in League 2, the fourth tier on the English football pyramid. They beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first round of this tournament. Last year, the Shrimps finished sixteenth in League 2.