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Aug 25, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at St James' Park
NewcastleNewcastle United
4-1
NorthamptonNorthampton Town
Thauvin (3'), de Jong (8'), Janmaat (56'), Williamson (63')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Richards (10' pen.)

Result: Florian Thauvin stars as Newcastle United thump Northampton Town

Newcastle United beat Northampton Town to ease into the third round of the League Cup.

Newcastle United thrashed Northampton Town to book their place in the third round of the League Cup tonight.

The hosts took a third-minute lead as Massadio Haidara's cross was stabbed home by Thauvin on his full debut, and things got worse for Northampton five minutes later.

The Magpies were awarded a free kick on the left-hand side, and Thauvin's cross was glanced in by midfielder Siem de Jong.

However, Northampton got themselves back into the game just a minute later as the referee awarded a penalty after a foul by Cheick Tiote, and Marc Richards slammed the spot kick down the middle.

The Cobblers, buoyed by their goal, went close to equalising as Richards beat Mike Williamson to a cross and glanced it inches past the post.

Newcastle continued to create chances going forward as Ayoze Perez's header was cleared off the line by Ryan Cresswell, and Daryl Janmaat missed from close range.

Janmaat got his name on the scoresheet after the break as Thauvin slipped him in on goal and he slotted the ball through the keeper's legs from a tight angle.

The hosts wrapped up the win a few minutes later as centre-back Williamson nodded in Thauvin's corner to make it 4-1.

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Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin reacts after attempting to scored during the French L1 football match between Marseille and Evian Thonon Gaillard, on January 31, 2015
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ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

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· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
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