Sep 25, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​St James' Park
NewcastleNewcastle United
LeedsLeeds United
Cisse (31'), Gouffran (66')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Mowatt (84')

Half-Time Report: Newcastle United lead thanks to Papiss Cisse

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse scores the opening goal against Leeds during their League Cup match on September 25, 2013
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Papiss Cisse's goal sees Newcastle United leading Leeds United at half time at St James' Park.

Newcastle United have a one-goal lead over Leeds United as the teams head into half time at St James' Park.

The visitors came close to opening the scoring in the fifth minute, when Ross McCormack tried to chip Tim Krul but saw his effort come back off the bar.

That close escape roused the Magpies, who then carved out a few opportunities of their own.

Papiss Cisse was guilty of squandering two chances before Alex Pearce cleared Fabrizio Coloccini's 14th-minute header.

The Senegalese striker finally found the net with a 31st-minute header moments after Krul had turned McCormack's deflected effort around the post.

The Yorkshire outfit nearly responded immediately when Matt Smith knocked the ball down for Stephen Warnock, but the defender's drive at goal whistled just past the upright.

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mate Loic Remy during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham at St James' Park on August 31, 2013
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