Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Win Is a Tempting Prospect

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Win Is a Tempting Prospect

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TONIGHT sees Newcastle start their third assault on silverware in the Capital One Cup with a trip to take on Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils at Old Trafford.

A visit to Manchester can be a daunting prospect at any time, and if this was a League fixture then you wouldn't hold out much of a chance of a celebration for the travelling fans.

But this being the League Cup, the 9/2 on offer for an away win in 90 minutes may prove a tempting prospect for many a Toon follower.

It will be hard to pick a starting XI for either side as we can expect wholesale changes, especially with the thought of extra time and penalties to decide this one on the night and League fixtures looming large on Saturday, so it may be worthwhile looking at some of the secondstring players. Shola Ameobi played the last five minutes against Norwich and will be itching for a start, and you may be hardpushed to find a better price this season than the 11/1 for him to bag the first goal. …

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