Despite calls for manager Alan Pardew to be sacked earlier this season, Newcastle United are finally making progress this season.
After coming from behind twice to draw with Swansea City at the beginning of October, Newcastle have followed that up with a 1-0 win over Leicester before an impressive 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur.
Goals from Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez handed Pardew a much needed win in North London, but their attention immediately turned to their Capital One Cup clash with Manchester City tonight.
Faced with a tough task at the Etihad Stadium, the Magpies were handed a dream start when promising winger Rolando Aarons opened the scoring after only six minutes.
Aarons, 18, has been ruled out since mid-September with a hamstring injury, but has now returned after a bright start to the season which saw him score against Crystal Palace.
Tipped to be a future England international, Aarons continued his burgeoning career with the opening goal at the Etihad Stadium, and celebrated his return to action - and the scoresheet - alongside defender Massadio Haidara.
A second half goal from Moussa Sissoko meant Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners, taking them into the next round of the competition.