Valiant Tranmere perform well against Newcastle

Tranmere hosted Newcastle United this evening for a 7:45pm kick-off in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “It’s fantastic for everyone involved with the football club. To get a Premier League team coming to Prenton Park, it’s great for the fans and the players as well. We now want to go out there and give a good account of ourselves.

“We know the size of the challenge in front of us but we’ll attack that and find out a bit more about ourselves too.

“We don’t know what Newcastle are going to do team wise but we do know that no matter what team they put out, it will be Premier League quality. It will be a tough game but we’re looking forward to it.”

Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United

Tranmere Rovers 1 v 2 Newcastle United
Nevitt (21′)GoalsLascelles (40′)
Wood (52′)
Dacres-Cogley (21′)AssistsTrippier (52′)
HT 1-1

Newcastle United came from behind to beat a valiant Tranmere Rovers side to reach the third round of the EFL Cup at Prenton Park tonight.

Tranmere suffered a narrow defeat after taking the lead through an Elliott Nevitt goal just after the twenty-minute mark. The build up showcased some deft one-touch passing and Dacres-Cogley broke the offside trap to set Nevitt up with a perfect cross from the right hand side of the box.

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles levelled the score at 40 minutes with a right-footed close-range shot from the left side of the six-yard box high up in the centre of the goal following a corner.

A set piece was Rovers’ undoing for the second goal when substitute Kieran Trippier’s corner was headed in by Chris Wood at very close range, high in the centre of the goal.

Tranmere fought on with a passion practically unseen this season and enjoyed spells of forward pressure late on but couldn’t pull an equaliser out of the bag to force a game decided on penalties.

Newcastle will play Crystal Palace in the third round of the EFL Cup and they maintain their unbeaten start in all competitions so far this season.

Fans applauded during the ninth minute in support for the family of 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, shot at her home in Liverpool on Monday.

Tranmere host Colchester in their sixth game of the League Two season on Saturday 27 August.


Credit: Mark Humphreys-Green
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Half time score. Credit: Mark Humphreys-Green
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Mark Humphreys-Green
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes

Fans’ Twitter reaction

Post Match Interview

Match Highlights

League Table


Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-2
23 Mateusz Hewelt GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
18 Kyle Jameson DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
19 Neill Byrne DF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
16 Jon Nolan MF
8 Reece McAlear MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

1 Ross Doohan SUB
15 Ben Hockenhull SUB
29 Max Fisher SUB
11 Josh Hawkes 58‎’‎ SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
22 Paul Lewis 70‎’‎ SUB
30 Arthur Lomax SUB
6 Chris Merrie SUB
32 Samuel Taylor SUB

Micky Mellon

Match Officials
Anthony Backhouse
Assistants: Christopher Husband and Thomas Harty
Fourth official: Martin Woods

Newcastle United – Formation 4-3-3
26 Karl Darlow GK
17 Emil Krafth DF
13 Matt Targett DF
6 Jamaal Lascelles (C) DF
3 Paul Dummett DF
36 Sean Longstaff MF
28 Joseph Willock MF
32 Elliot Anderson MF
20 Chris Wood FW
11 Matt Ritchie FW
23 Jacob Murphy FW

29 Mark Gillespie SUB
4 Sven Botman SUB
18 Federico Fernández SUB
12 Jamal Lewis SUB
19 Javier Manquillo SUB
2 Kieran Trippier SUB
24 Miguel Almirón SUB
39 Bruno Guimarães SUB
7 Joelinton SUB

Eddie Howe

Attendance: 10961

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