Newcastle United slipped to a new low for the season after suffering an exit from the League Cup at the hands of a Championship team.
The north-east outfit were taking on Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the League Cup. Despite their poor form under Steve McClaren, Newcastle were expected to get a win. Even McClaren saw this game as an ideal opportunity to get some form and confidence under the belt. However, a 1-0 defeat courtesy of a second-half goal fromMcGugan saw manager McClaren term the current situation as a crisis.