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Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line, save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Joey Barton is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas by Joey Barton results in a free kick. Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Tomas Rosicky goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Joey Barton results in a free kick. Francesc Fabregas takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Haris Vuckic, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
Goal scored by Theo Walcott from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-4 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Laurent Koscielny.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Taylor, save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Carroll goes wide of the left-hand post.
Craig Eastmond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Ryan Taylor shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Wojciech Szczesny. Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor played to the near post, clearance made by Francesc Fabregas.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicklas Bendtner. Tomas Rosicky challenges Danny Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Ryan Taylor, Header on goal by Andrew Carroll from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Nicklas Bendtner scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-3 Arsenal.Francesc Fabregas provided the assist for the goal.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, blocked by Bacary Sagna. Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie, Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance made by Johan Djourou. Inswinging corner taken by Jonas Gutierrez.
Bacary Sagna is shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Bacary Sagna. Direct free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Walcott. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Francesc Fabregas.
Joey Barton replaces Alan Smith.
Carlos Alberto Vela leaves the field to be replaced by Francesc Fabregas.
Ryan Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Taylor, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Bacary Sagna. Direct free kick taken by Tamas Kadar.
The ball is sent over by Andrew Carroll.
The ball is swung over by Danny Guthrie.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny. Short corner worked by Jonas Gutierrez. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie, Nile Ranger produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Shot from 20 yards by Jonas Gutierrez. Bacary Sagna gets a block in. Andrew Carroll has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Carlos Alberto Vela crosses the ball, clearance by James Perch.
The ball is crossed by Neves Denilson, James Perch manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Alan Smith on Carlos Alberto Vela, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Theo Walcott from the free kick, blocked by Alan Smith. Corner taken by Tomas Rosicky from the left by-line to the near post.
The ball is swung over by Tomas Rosicky.
Wayne Routledge leaves the field to be replaced by Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Djourou on Nile Ranger. Peter Lovenkrands leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Carroll. Ryan Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez comes on in place of Wayne Routledge. Unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Johan Djourou results in a . Andrew Carroll replaces Peter Lovenkrands.
Theo Walcott grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Johan Djourou.
The ball is crossed by Haris Vuckic, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Danny Guthrie, Johan Djourou makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie, Header from deep inside the area by James Perch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Bacary Sagna, clearance by Mike Williamson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Tamas Kadar. Theo Walcott takes the free kick.
Booking for Alan Smith for unsporting behaviour. Alan Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tomas Rosicky from right wing, clearance by Mike Williamson.
The offside flag is raised against Peter Lovenkrands. Bacary Sagna takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The first half comes to an end.
Tim Krul heads into his own net. Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal.Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
The ball is crossed by Carlos Alberto Vela, Alan Smith gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Theo Walcott, clearance made by Nile Ranger.
Centre by Bacary Sagna.
The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
Nicklas Bendtner has an effort at goal. Save made by Tim Krul.
Carlos Alberto Vela delivers the ball, Mike Williamson makes a clearance. Carlos Alberto Vela takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tamas Kadar.
Emmanuel Eboue has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot by Nicklas Bendtner. Save made by Tim Krul.
The official flags Peter Lovenkrands offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
The ball is swung over by Tomas Rosicky, clearance by Alan Smith.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Carlos Alberto Vela from the right by-line.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line, Nicklas Bendtner manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Tomas Rosicky on Danny Guthrie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
The ball is swung over by Carlos Alberto Vela, Ryan Taylor manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna.
Bacary Sagna fouled by Haris Vuckic, the ref awards a free kick. Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Neves Denilson by Alan Smith results in a free kick. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue. Emmanuel Eboue takes the free kick.
Theo Walcott crosses the ball, James Perch gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Carlos Alberto Vela.
Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Bacary Sagna joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kieran Gibbs.
A cross is delivered by Neves Denilson.
Carlos Alberto Vela delivers the ball, save made by Tim Krul.
Shot from 25 yards from Alan Smith.
Nile Ranger takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.
Carlos Alberto Vela is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Haris Vuckic has a drilled shot. Blocked by Neves Denilson.
Shot by Craig Eastmond from 20 yards. Ryan Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken by Tomas Rosicky from the left by-line to the near post.
Centre by Emmanuel Eboue.
Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Alan Smith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomas Rosicky.
Nicklas Bendtner produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, clearance by Mike Williamson.
Effort from 20 yards by Emmanuel Eboue. Save by Tim Krul.
Shot by Haris Vuckic from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Nicklas Bendtner has an effort at goal from 6 yards. Save made by Tim Krul.
Theo Walcott takes a inswinging corner.
Drilled left-footed shot by Carlos Alberto Vela. Tim Krul makes a save.
The referee starts the match.
Players rested for cup clash
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will ring the changes once again as he attempts to secure a place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Arsenal.
Hughton will rest several of his key men ahead of Sunday's derby clash with Sunderland, with striker Andy Carroll among those likely to be left out.
Tamas Kadar, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic, who have been involved in the earlier rounds, are in line for starts, although Sol Campbell (thigh) will miss out and the game will come too soon for Steven Taylor (shoulder) despite his return to full training.
Steve Harper (shoulder), Leon Best (ankle), Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture) and Dan Gosling (knee) are still sidelined.
Hughton is determined to condemn Arsenal to the same fate as Chelsea.
He freely admits that Barclays Premier League survival is his club's overwhelming priority this season, and their prospects of achieving that look an awful lot brighter in the wake of Saturday's 2-1 win at West Ham.
However, progress in the League Cup would be a welcome bonus as he attempts to re-establish the momentum which served the club so well in their promotion campaign last season.
Hughton said: "It's exciting in every round. We went to Accrington in our first game - I had been to watch a game there, but never played there and most of the players had never played there, so that was something new and exciting in itself.
"To go to Stamford Bridge was always going to be tough, but it was a really exciting day in front of a full house at Stamford Bridge, and you couldn't have got a more exciting game than that.
"Now the fact that we are playing Arsenal, albeit that Arsenal will, I am quite sure, make several changes, as we will, it's exciting in every round.
"I am appreciative that it is a very big game for us. It's a game we want to give the respect it deserves, and it's a competition we very much want to stay in.
"But I have a responsibility to look after the best interests of the squad and the club, and I will be making some changes."
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger is again likely to select a strong squad for the tie.
Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott are both fit following injury and could feature after coming off the bench in the 3-0 Barclays Premier League win over 10-man Manchester City, while youngsters Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Kieran Gibbs, Henri Lansbury - who scored in the last round at White Hart Lane - and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will probably be included again.
Centre-half Laurent Koscielny has recovered from a back problem, but Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Robin van Persie (ankle), Manuel Almunia (elbow) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) are still sidelined, while England midfielder Jack Wilshere continues to serve a three-match ban.
Teenage frontman Emmanuel-Thomas is ready to offer "something different" to the Arsenal attack should he be thrown into action.
Emmanuel-Thomas, who had been linked with a loan move to npower Championship leaders QPR, has chalked up eight goals in five matches for the Arsenal reserves, and was a late substitute in the defeat at Chelsea earlier this month.
The 19-year-old would relish another first-team opportunity up at St James' Park.
"I think I can offer something different. There is no-one that plays exactly my style," Emmanuel-Thomas told the club's official website, www.arsenal.com.
"I am a big guy that likes to run with the ball and beat players. I can create chances, I can score goals, I can make goals and the way I see things in the game has become a lot better than it used to be.
"I have got to keep doing it and keep showing that it is not just a one-off.
"Hopefully the boss will see what I am doing and that I am doing it on a regular basis and hopefully he will give me my chance."
Walcott at the double as Gunners romp
England international Theo Walcott cemented Arsenal's place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals with a fine double as Newcastle's luck deserted them in a 4-0 defeat.
The Gunners surged into a 2-0 lead courtesy of an unfortunate Tim Krul own goal and a controversial second from Walcott to condemn the Magpies to a third defeat in four attempts at St James' Park.
If there was a touch of misfortune about the opening goal in first-half injury time - Ryan Taylor's defensive header hit the unwitting Krul and dropped into the net - there was more than a hint of injustice about the second when Nicklas Bendtner, who had run from an offside position, collided with Mike Williamson as he attempted to get to Walcott.
But Bendtner's 83rd-minute strike and Walcott's finish two minutes from time oozed class as the Gunners powered their way into the last eight.
Alan Smith had earlier hit the bar as the home side recovered from a whirlwind start by the visitors, but the home fans among a crowd of 33,157 left knowing their team had been out-played and hoping for a very different result on Sunday when arch-rivals Sunderland make the short trip to Tyneside in the Barclays Premier League.
Hughton, who went into the game with speculation over his future once again rife, had made no secret of the fact that the Carling Cup was little more than a pleasant distraction during a season in which the only objective is top-flight survival.
In the circumstances, it was little surprise that he rested nine of the men who fought out a 2-1 win at West Ham on Saturday evening with one eye on the weekend.
Arsene Wenger made the same number of changes, but the relative strengths of the respective squads was made abundantly clear when the Frenchman was still able to name the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Denilson, Walcott and Tomas Rosicky in his starting line-up.
Wenger has given the competition a higher priority this season and his side could have been all but in the last eight within five madcap minutes of a thrilling first-half.
Carlos Vela forced a save from Krul within 22 seconds of kick-off, and the Dutchman was in action again with five minutes gone to deny Bendtner, who had already seen Williamson block two efforts from the Dane.
In the meantime, Newcastle midfielder Haris Vuckic had shot into the side-netting, and as the half wore on, the Magpies started to come into the game.
Indeed, they could have taken the lead themselves with 14 minutes gone with the visitors' goal coming under intense pressure.
First Nile Ranger ran on to Danny Guthrie's ball over the top and rounded keeper Wojciech Szczesny, only for Koscielny to block his shot.
But Arsenal failed to clear their lines and when the ball fell to Smith 25 yards out, he unleashed a thunderbolt which looked destined for the back of the net - he is yet to score a competitive goal for the club - until Szczesny managed to tip it on to the bar.
As the game settled down, Newcastle were repeatedly at full stretch, but coping as they worked hard to close down space in midfield and plug the gaps at the back.
Bendtner twice shot straight at Krul and Emmanuel Eboue fired wastefully into the side-netting during the closing minutes of the half, and it looked like the sides would go in level at the break.
But with only seconds of added time remaining, the home side's luck deserted them.
They half-cleared Walcott's corner, but when Rosicky helped the ball back into the danger area, Bendtner headed towards goal, where Taylor's attempted clearance hit Krul and rebounded into the net.
Newcastle went close to an equaliser four minutes after the restart when Ranger's persistence forced Koscielny to concede a corner.
James Perch met Guthrie's set-piece with a firm header, but guided the ball just over.
But their hopes were dashed when the Gunners extended their lead in controversial fashion with 53 minutes gone.
Walcott ran on to John Djourou's defensive header from an on-side position, but Bendtner, who had been offside, appeared to block Williamson as he attempted to cover across.
However, referee Andre Marriner allowed play to continue and Walcott calmly chipped Krul to make it 2-0 with Newcastle protests counting for nothing.
Ryan Taylor might have pulled one back eight minutes of time, but was denied by Szczesny from point-blank range, but Bendtner made sure seconds later with a fine right-foot finish.
Szczesny clawed away Taylor's 86th-minute free-kick to deny Newcastle any reward for their efforts, and Walcott wrapped up the win with a pacy run and finish two minutes later.
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