A night to remember at Stamford Bridge
There weren't too many who saw that one coming were there?
An incredible night at Stamford Bridge that will surely go down as one of the most memorable matches in the club's history.
That's no exaggeration by the way, this long overdue victory had Chelsea fans as sick as parrots as they staggered up the King's Road after they were overcome by the black and whites.
Not many teams have Chelsea fans crying into their beer do they?
It's hard to know where to start, but the team Chris Hughton selected were hungry enough to get through.
Before the game, Hughton had played down the competition and its importance.
Was he carefully managing expectations or was he using a bit of reverse psychology which appeared to work a treat?
Either way, to see the players celebrating in such a victorious manner at the end was one of the best sights a Newcastle fan could see.
Earlier this week, this Blog discussed exactly what the Carling Cup should mean to Newcastle.
Well, as we head into the last 16, perhaps Hughton's B Team can provide a few more shocks yet.