Newcastle United were drawn against Manchester City away in the fourth round of the League Cup Wednesday after they defeated Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park. Emmanuel Rivière scored a brace, including a penalty, in the victory, and Paul Dummett (!) added the winner in extra time. It was the Toon's first come-from-behind win since Boxing Day, when they came from a goal down to defeat Stoke City.
Wednesday's game featured plenty of reserve players for both sides, but with just 16 teams left in the field, this may be the round that we start to see teams take the competition a bit more seriously. Newcastle's recent cup policy has been a source of frustration for supporters, but given the recent atmosphere at home games, perhaps Alan Pardew and company will see a chance to regain a bit of goodwill with further advancement. City, on the other hand, will almost surely use this match as an excuse to play their reserves.
Having said all that, when have Newcastle ever played well against Manchester City?