HOLDERS Manchester City were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by resurgent Newcastle United last night as Alan Pardew’s youthful side claimed a convincing 2-0 victory.
Teenage forward Rolando Aarons gave the visitors an early lead before Moussa Sissoko settled matters as Newcastle set up a quarter-final clash at Tottenham.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini was forced to play down injury concerns over midfield duo David Silva and Yaya Toure ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby despite both being withdrawn with knee and groin problems respectively.
Italy’s Graziano Pelle scored a late winner as Southampton reached the last eight following a 3-2 victory over 10-man Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Pelle and Shane Long fired the Saints into a two-goal lead before the hosts fought back through Steven N’Zonzi and Mame Biram Diouf, while Peter Crouch saw red against his former club.