In a rematch of last year’s final, both managers fielded much-changed sides at Old Trafford.
However, it was Newcastle who showcased their strength in depth as they secured a convincing victory against United, who have had their worst start to any campaign since 1962/63.
United manager Erik ten Hag expressed his disappointment: “This is not good enough. We have to take responsibility, I have to take responsibility. I feel sorry for the fans; it is below our standards, and we have to put it right.”
Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall, young full-backs for Newcastle, played crucial roles in their team’s victory, as Livramento’s run set up Miguel Almiron for the opening goal.
Chelsea loanee Hall then volleyed home a brilliant effort, and Joe Willock’s solo run secured the win.
Newcastle’s reward for eliminating both Manchester City and United is a tough draw away to Chelsea in the quarterfinals.
Arsenal fall at London Stadium
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who left Declan Rice on the bench on his return to the London Stadium, witnessed a disappointing performance.
Arsenal was beaten 3-1 by West Ham, with goals from Ben White (own goal), Mohammed Kudus, and Jarrod Bowen.
Odegaard scored a consolation goal for Arsenal, but the club’s 30-year wait to win the League Cup continues.
Fulham will face Everton in the next round, while League One side Port Vale will host Middlesbrough in the other quarterfinal matchup.