Last Updated: 25/08/11 10:22pm
There goes the final whistle of extra time. Sammy Ameobi was Newcastle's saviour with a great individual run and strike, worthy of winning any game. Heart-breaking for Scunthorpe after Chris Dagnall had put the home side ahead with a tidy finish. Ryan Taylor equalised in the second-half with a trademark free-kick and it took extra-time for Ameobi to give Newcastle the win in what was a great advert for British football. 2-1 Newcastle
Lillis punts the ball upfield, Taylor clears and Marveaux tidies up the loose ball. That must be it now. Shirley.
Steven Taylor rises highest to head away a hopeful free-kick into the box. Just what his team needed.
Simpson shows his experience and gets enough of his body in the way to put off Barcham at the far post for what could've been a tap-in in the box.
Newcastle are trying to settle things down now with a bit of tidy possession leaving Scunny chasing shadows.
Vuckic is guilty of handballing it in a decent position for Scunthotrpe, Norwood floats in a delivery but Duffy struggles to make an impact on the cross.
The home side have another corner after Nelson piled the pressure on at the far post from Norwood's cross.
Simple answer to that earlier question, no! Unfortunately for the League One side nobody coulf properly connect with the set-piece.
Scunthorpe have seven minutes to salvage this tie now after all of their hard work. You can't knock the determination of Newcastle either though to get back into this game.
And Sammy Ameobi may have won it for Newcastle. A great solo run from Shola's younger brother sees him unleash a devastating effort past Lillis who had no chance. Great strike.
Outstanding run from Barcham, the man must be on Duracell batteries. Fantastic energy which sees him hit the byline and pull back an inviting cross, however Newcastle manage to clear before the toes of Thompson.
Either team are in with a shout by how they're both performing. Will take just one mistake or flash of genius to settle it before penalties.
More food work from Simpson, he pulls it back to Marveaux to strike but he drills it to a falling Lillis who saves well.
Superb ball from Norwood, He's aiming for Nelson who flicks on a header towards a rooted Krul's far post, it flashes inches wide.
Duffy lands awkwardly, not what you want in these dying minutes after a collision with Ryan Taylor. The free-kick goes Scunthorpe's way.
And we're off again, will this match go to penalties or will someone be a Carling Cup hero? Exciting stuff...
We're into injury time of extra-time now. It's been even so far, Ryan with the best chance. And that's the whistle. Some nerves will be jangling out there at the moment about the prospect of penalties. Squeaky bum time.
Ameobi flings his leg at a Lovenkrands knock-down in the box, should've done better, instead he stabs it way over the bar.
Beautiful strike from Ryan, how he got that power after 104 minutes, I don't know but Jrul produces a great save to his left. It's moving and dipping all over the place. Great effort.
Great battles all across the park including Simpson versus Barcham. The pair have been at each other's heels all game.
Nolan forces a corner, tirelessly working down the left side. Great performance for his team. Nelson goes up against Steven Taylor - but the Premier League defender gets the better of that contest and Nelson heads wide.
Ryan Taylor's been instrumental for Newcastle tonight, he's a fantastic talent. Always rated the wing-back, he could be the difference in this game if they use him more.
Nolan strides forward, he's been very solid tonight. Newcastle are looking the tidier on the ball however at the moment. There's a few tired legs out there.
Nolan nearly picks out a Hollywood pass to Duffy across the park, just needed to get a little less power on the throughball otherwise the substitute was away from Taylor.
Krul's kicking, barring the earlier incident, has been impressive tonight. He can't half get some distance.
Best pulls back to unleash a powerful half volley, it's on his right and swings away from goal, Lillis looks on gratefully as it goes past the post.
Very nearly an embarrassing moment for Krul, he storms out of his area to clear a long and hopeful ball only to the feet of Duffy who punts it forward first-time, Newcastle clear off the line.
Thompson needs service up top, he's not going to be as harrassing as Dagnall so they need to start pumping it up to the veteran.
And that's it! Thrilling end to an entertaining game! Ryan Taylor brought his side back into the match with a superb free-kick and could have then had a penalty but his appeal was waved on. Scunthorpe led through the impressive Chris Dagnall and quite literally stunned Newcastle. Great advert for football, thoroughly enjoyable to watch. 1-1 Bring on extra-time!
Norwood's persistence wins his team a free-kick allowing his side to settle and apply their own pressure. He's played well tonight the United youngster.
Barcham just has to pull the trigger there, he latches on to a long ball, brings it down well enough on the left and had a yard to shoot but tries to overplay it and Newcastle get the numbers back to clear.
Best makes a great run and can't adjust himself to connect well with the header, in fact what he does do is clear it! This is madness!
Tremendous pass across goal by Cabaye, all it needed was a tap-in or someone to fall on to the ball, anything! But nope, nobody applied the final touch. Scunny escape!
Ameobi's legs dance around two Scunthorpe players and he delivers a glorious pass inot the box but nobody can get on the end of it. Great play from Shola's sibling.
Taylor spots Lovenkrands making a cheeky run from a free-kick as Scunthorpe seem a bit sleep to the Dane, but he can't get proper contact on the volley and hits it into Lillis' path.
Scunthorpe are looking shaky now, bit of panic football with their clearances, Newcastle are getting in behind them but the final pass just isn't good enough sometimes.
Wright gets a booking for a late challenge on Ryan Taylor. The wing-back is in the thick of the action at the moment.
Scunthorpe seem to have got away with a penalty there after Ryan Taylor goes down in the box following a superb pass from Ameobi, it looked like there was contact but nothing given. Ooh I think that's a pen, lucky boy!
Vuckic slices it over the bar, he should've worked the 'keeper there - went for power over accuracy unfortunately after great work down the right from Simpson.
The ball's pinballing all over the place, it's difficult to keep up! Brilliant melee in the box, Lillis seemed relieved to see the ball eventually go past his post.
That's set Scunthorpe back a notch now and has certainly galvanized Pardew's men. Next goal is crucial.
Ryan Taylor curls in a glorious free-kick on the edge of the box and into the roof of Lillis' net - it was far too good to save. 1-1!
Lovenkrands wins a free-kick in a dangerous position following a Nelson push. Ryan Taylor and Vuckic are over this one...
Thompson is coming on for Grant who has been superb and never stopped running. Thompson will be great for a bit of experience.
Coloccini just can't keep his header down at the far post as he rises above everyone and heads just wide of the mark.
Still astounded by that point blank save from the Dutchman there, this is shaping up to be a frantic end to this game!
Superb save from Krul! Barcham does brilliantly down the left, Dagnall guides it towards goal with his head, it hits Coloccini and changes direction - Krul's already going to ground but somehow manages to change his positioning and claw it away. Brilliant.
Lillis is getting hurried on to take his kicks, seems to be taking a bit too long for the ref's liking, one more short of a booking I reckon.
Newcastle win another corner as they pile on the pressure, but they can't stick it in the back of the net.
Lovenkrands sees his strike go agonisingly wide of the post, his effort does strike Nelson's arm and goes out for a corner but it's never a handball.
Gosling's dying to make amends for that easy chance he spoons, however goes for goal again and strikes it over the bar.
Gosling spoons an effort past the post, he swings his leg at it like a glof club after Ameobi cuts it back to the midfielder. Awful effort.
Simpson makes a right hash of his clearance and Barcham's quick off the mark following the long ball from Lillis, he had options Barcham but opts to curl it to Krul's far stick - the Dutchman had it covered and parried away.
Williamson's on crutches at the moment apparently, twisted ankle, it's all precautionary but will have a scan in the morning.
Norwood could've marked his debut with a goal there, he gets the ball caught under his feet and manages to stab it towards goal on the run but directs it just wide of Krul's left-hand post.
And indeed he is back on and wastes no time in getting back into the action with a meaty challenge and a couple of headers despite the injury.
The game gets underway, it looks like Canavan will be coming back on. Hard as nails those Scunthorpe lot!
Play's been momentarily stopped following that thumping header, Canavan's had a tub of Vaseline thrown on to his eyelid to stop the bleeding for now but has had to leave the field.
Best clatters into Canavan and leaves the Scunthorpe man bleeding from his left eyebrow. He might need to have stitches for that bad boy.
Lillis settles down play by taking his time over a goal-kick, Marveaux gets on the end of it but can't do much with it as Scunthorpe continue to harrass Newcastle's dangerman.
It's evening out at the moment after a great spell of pressure from Newcastle, Scunthorpe are proving to be a threat of their own on the counter.
Norwood found a bit of space there around 20 yards out, he could've had a pop but opted to release Ryan on the right who fired in a decent ball, Taylor cleared.
Grant wins his side a corner, Norwood takes but Ryan Taylor is on hand at the near post to clear with his head.
Nelson and Lilis communicate well to stop a Newcastle attack and Ba's advances. It's shaping up to be a very entertaining game this.
A long ball sits up beautifully for Best on the right, Scunny are caught out but the striker snatches at it sending the half volley high and wide. What a pudding.
Grant goes down softly under very little, if any, contact from Ryan Taylor on the edge of the box. Shame because Grant was carving out a great opportunity for himself.
Dagnall very nearly gets his second ball, he links up well on the right and just can't stretch far enough and toe-pokes it to Krul who saves well at point blank range.
Steven Taylor goes into the book, fans we calling for his sending off. It's a terrible two-footed challenge on Nolan to be fair. Could've walked for that.
Waste of an effort from Lovenkrands, he gets free of his marker and advances into the box on the right, goes to strike it across goal and smashes it over the bar.
Best puts the ball in the net but is given offside, it's marginal but correct. Great ball from Cabaye.
And that should have been 1-1, Cabaye at the thick of it, Lillis some how gets down to keep the score at bay from Lovenkrands and then from Best.
Good ball from Cabaye to release Ba down the left, he cuts on to his right foot and launches the ball into the box for Best's head who just directs it wide of the post. Good chance and promising start from Newcastle.
Krul aims for Best, Simpson manages to flick it on to the striker who attempts to dance past his marker but falls into trouble. Scunthorpe clear.
It's 1-0 Scunthorpe in an entertaining first-half at Glanford Park. The tireless Chris Dagnall beat the offside trap and his marker to latch on to a flick-on and neatly net past Tim Krul. Jimmy Ryan could've have made it two after great work from Andy Barcham but Krul was on hand to pull off a smart save. Newcastle have barely threatened with Leon Best's header forcing a good save from Josh Lillis.
Scunthorpe look like they will hold on to a lead going into the interval and it's well-deserved so far.
Cabaye gets a yellow for a late challenge on Norwood, the midfielder was away there if the Frenchman hadn't have tackled him.
Ryan Taylor drags back Dagnall by his shirt for a free-kick down the right channel. Newcastle were barely concentrating as Noble curled it in and Krul gathers gratefully.
Marveaux has done his defensive duties well tonight and covers his left back to clear the danger deep into the Newcastle half.
Ooh crikey, Williamson catches Barcham in the body with a high kick as the ball bounces up. The Newcastle man gets an injury of his own and hobbles away from the feisty challenge.
Scunthorpe have had by far the better chances in this half, think they've stunned Newcastle a little with how much they've harrassed and never given up.
Barcham picks out Ryan in the middle of the box, Krul pulls off a smart save to deny the 22-year-old his first Scunthorpe goal. Brilliant stop.
Barcham's playing almost like a third striker at the moment, Newcastle don't quite know what to do with him.
Gosling fails to make decent contact in the box after great work from Marveaux who worked the space down the left and drilled in a dangerous ball.
Best is getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of balls to feet, he's chasing far too many lost causes and sees another go out for a throw down the left channel.
Marveaux has a touch like a baby elephant at the moment, think he's lacking a bit of match practice but he looks quite lively.
Best is causing a few problems and has won his side another corner. They fail to get on to the end of the set-piece though and Scunthorpe manage to get a foot to it and clear.
Good pressure from the League One side to force Newcastle all the way back to Krul. Dagnall just doesn't stop running, great commitment.
Liam says: "Writing in from Sunderland, not California :( But being 1-0 to Scunthorpe already am hoping the keep the lead the whole match and beat Newcastle 2 or 3-0. Realistically Newcastle can easy get back in this, am thinking 3-1 to the Mags." Thanks for all your comments so far folks, will continue to put the best up.
Cabaye forces Lillis into a good save, that's more like it from the Frenchman - I really do rate this player, he has to be the man to pull the strings for the away side.
Michael sent this just before Scunny opened the scoring so I'll let him off :) "Pardew has picked a fairly strong team for this test and hopefully we'll avoid another giant killing, 0-2 the Toon Ba and Gosling to score."
Lovenkrands cuts inside from the right, he let's fly slightly off balance and sends his effort well wide. Unlucky.
Terrific header from Best and an equally good save from Lillis. Best chance so far for Newcastle, although Best did excellently well to even get close to that ball.
Marvin says: "New faces in the Newcastle team. Not much heavy weight but hoping for the Taylors to shine again while the new players get themselves a good match experiences...
The hosts are pressuring the ball so well. It needs a steady man in mdfield to settle it down for Newcastle, Cabaye should be the man for that job but has been quite anonymous so far.
Marveaux nearly takes off Coloccini's head off with what should have been a simple pass across to the left. That's quite a bit of hair for it to skim off, but it did nonetheless, for a throw-in to Scunny.
Best drills in a dangerous cross at the back stick, Wright was under no real pressure but can't direct his header back to his 'keeper and gifts a corner to Newcastle.
There's some basic errors creeping into the Newcastle back four, Scunthorpe seem to be firing in the long balls which the away side are struggling to cope with unlike Dagnall who has been a thorn in their side from the start.
Scunthorpe win a corner with Manchester United's loan star Norwood to take. He curls in a delightful ball to the far post, it's headed out only into the path of Barcham who snatches the volley and sends it inches past the post. Great effort.
Free-kick to Newcastle around 25 yards out, Taylor's fancying this one, it's pretty central - great position. Aaaand.... oooft, he curls it to the 'keeper's right, needs a little more dip as it just sails over the bar. Good chance.
Best wins a header well in the box from Cabaye's searching pass, but there's no-one on the end of it and Scunthorpe clear.
Marveaux cleverly wins a free-kick deep into the Scunthorpe half. Taylor whips in a decent ball to the far post for Best to attack but he feels he's been fouled and doesn't connect.
And that was nearly 2-0 as Dagnall challenges in the box to get to a cross whipped in from the left. The visitors' defence are not working as a unit which Scunthorpe are preying on.
It's a well-deserved opener from Scunthorpe there, they've peppered Newcastle in their final third. All to play for.
And it's the danger man Dagnall who produces a tidy finish, beating the offside trap and delicately guiding the ball past the advancing Krul following a neat flick-on from Nelson after a teasing cross from Togwell on the right. Terrible marking from Newcastle there. Game on!
Great effort from Dagnall, he jinks past his marker, spins and strikes across goal - slight deflection which takes it marginally past Krul's right-hand post.
First shot of the game and it's Nolan of Scunthorpe, it's a decent strike from his right foot but smashes it straight into the arms of Krul.
Best decides to go it alone and gets into Scunthorpe's danger area, however is crowded out by Scunthorpe's willing defence.
Scunny fail to capitalise on the good position of their free-kick and Ryan runs out of space down the right as Newcastle eventually clear the danger.
Ref gives a handball against Gosling, around 35 yards out, pretty central. Good chance for Scunthorpe to attack.
Ryan lofts in a decent ball from the right, looking for the bonce of Dagnall but Gosling gets his body in the way in the box and wins a free-kick.
Ryan smashes it into row z with a shot with the outside of his boot, shocking effort after getting himself into a great position on the edge of the box. Good work from Wright down the... errr... right..
Strong challenge from Cabaye and the ball goes out for a Scunny throw-in down the right flank, decent position to try and manufacture a cross here.
Scunthorpe are challenging the ball well, giving Newcastle no time on the ball whatsoever. Great to watch.
Newcastle escape an early Scunthorpe attack after Dagnall loses out to Marveaux, who was linked with Liverpool in the summer. Hint of handball from the attacking midfielder but play goes on.
Early touch for Krul who is in for Harper as United's number one choice, he needs to get a few games under his belt.
Good exchange down the left, seemed to be a clumsy challenge from Simpson on Nolan but the ref thinks the Irishman went down too easily. Goal-kick.
Jimmy Ryan versus Ryan Taylor should be a great match-up, the Iron man gets his first touch on the ball down the right channel and wins a throw-in.
Pardew is hoping to see great promise from Marveaux, calling him a "sharp and technical player" and expects him to threaten Scunthorpe's defence tonight. Should be a great opportunity for the Frenchman to shine.
Trevor, I'm jealous you're contacting all the way from sunny California, but thank you for your email. (grr!) He said: "Won't be able to watch the game tonight from here in California, but will be following along and hope to see Sylvain Marveaux have a positive impact for the team. Hoping for a high scoring 4-0 match...but will be happy with a win at any score for the Toon."
Before the game Alan Knill said tonight's game is a chance for players to "showcase their skills" and they have to express themselves and show everybody they are good players. He admitted he'd be delighted with a 0-0! Any thoughts from fans of the Iron? firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Marveaux, Gosling, Cabaye, Lovenkrands, Best, Ba. Subs: Soderberg, Abeid, Smith, Steven Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic, Ferguson.
Scunthorpe: Lillis, Wright, Nelson, Canavan, Nolan, Ryan, Togwell, Norwood, Barcham, Grant, Dagnall. Subs: Slocombe, Thompson, Duffy, Collins, Godden, Palmer, Thewlis.
Callum is predicting a comfortable win for NUFC, his email says: "I think this should be an easy win for The Toon, their defensive performance in the Premier League has been exceptional lately. The only question is whether they will send out the full first squad ahead of their Fulham game on Sunday. If they use the same team as last weekend, I'm predicting Scunthorpe United 0 - 3 Newcastle United."
And I'm sure Newcastle fans will no doubt miss their midfield talisman Joey Barton who is close to penning a deal with QPR. Barton, who has seemingly turned around his career in the last couple of seasons, has tweeted today how he doesn't want to leave but "his hands are tied" and that he needs some "thinking time and space".
So will Newcastle be another Premier League to fall victim to lower league opposition? All the promoted teams Norwich, Swansea and QPR as well as Sunderland are just some who have all been thrown out in the early stages, will be interesting to see how Alan Knill's side cope in tonight's fixture.
Send me your score predictions, thoughts on tonight's game etc to: email@example.com and I'll put the best up here! More news to follow in the run up to tonight's fixture and of course a little mention regarding a man whose name rhymes with Snowy Tarton...