Ghana winger Christian Atsu lasted the entire duration for Newcastle United as Nottingham Forest knocked the Premier League club out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

The 26 year old returned to Rafa Benitez’s side after being left out the last two games in the English Premiership.

The championship outfit Forest took the lead in the second minute when former Newcastle striker Daryl Murphy nodded in Sam Byram's cross from close range.

Newcastle equalised in the second of six minutes of injury time when Salomon Rondon angled in a powerful low shot.

But two minutes later Matty Cash fired home before Gil Dias' late chip.

Forest met Newcastle at the same stage of competition last season and claimed a thrilling 3-2 victory at St James' Park.