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Carabao Cup: Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn

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Ryan Fraser scored on his debut to help Newcastle beat Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup.

Blackburn dominated possession throughout but lacked the cutting edge to prise open a stubborn Newcastle defence.

But Newcastle had the crucial goalscoring quality in the shape of summer signing Fraser.

However, Newcastle fans will not mind and will be excited at the prospect of Fraser linking up again with Callum Wilson as the Magpies host Brighton in the league on Sunday.

Indeed, it was often Blackburn who looked the more impressive with their slick passing and clever interplay.

Joelinton had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half but otherwise Newcastle's second string rarely threatened Thomas Kaminski's goal.

The hosts made 10 changes from the side that confidently beat West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday and it showed in a disjointed performance.
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