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Newcastle advance, draw Manchester City in League Cup fourth round

Newcastle defeated Crystal Palace Wednesday on an Emmanuel Rivière brace and a Paul Dummett header, and they've been rewarded with an October trip to the Etihad.

Mike Hewitt

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.

The fourth round contest will take place during the week commencing October 27, which for NUFC places it between an away match with Tottenham Hotspur and a home date with Liverpool.

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?