Ghana winger Christian Atsu climbed off the bench to assist Newcastle United progress to the third spherical of the Carabao Cup with victory over Blackburn Rovers. 

The out-of-favour attacker changed Matt Richie within the 79th minute because the Magpies progressed with a 1-0 win on the Saint James Park.

New signing Ryan Fraser scored on his debut for the membership to safe the victory for the Premier League outfit. 

Fraser latched on to a intelligent Miguel Almiron by way of ball and slotted dwelling halfway by way of the primary half.

Blackburn Rovers dominated possession all through however lacked the leading edge to prise open a cussed Newcastle defence.

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Newcastle United will subsequent face Morecambe within the third spherical subsequent week.

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