In recent years, this fixture doesn't have much history but it arguably has history during the 20th century. Interestingly, from January 1923 through to January 1947, Nottingham Forest came to St. James' Park on ten occasions, losing every single time. This ten-game win streak spanned an aggregate scoreline of 30-5.
Without much in the way of history in this competition, we'll be hoping that we can go one or possibly two steps further than the cup run we had last season. An impressive run saw us fall at the quarter-final stage away at Hull City in a game that we dominated throughout normal time before losing on penalties.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 49
Nottm Forest wins: 33
EFL Cup games
Newcastle wins: 2
Draws: 1 (Played in 1975 - when EFL Cup ties were played over two legs)
At St. James' Park
Newcastle wins: 31
Nottm Forest wins: 12
Previous ten (all competitions)
Newcastle wins: 6 (20 goals)
Nottm Forest wins: 3 (10 goals)
Biggest wins (in this fixture)
Newcastle United 5 - 0 Nottingham Forest (11/05/1997)
The club's biggest home win against Nottm Forest came on the final day of the 1996/97 season. Forest were already relegated but Newcastle still had Champions League football to compete for and secured it in style with a thrashing.
Going into the game, Newcastle and Arsenal were sat in third and fourth with the same amount of points and goal difference courtesy of Newcastle's 1-0 win at Highbury the previous week. Liverpool were in second with a two point advantage over third and fourth but with an inferior goal difference. They couldn't capitalise on the two-point lead as they grabbed a late equaliser to draw against Sheffield Wednesday. Arsenal recovered late on to beat Derby County by a two-goal margin which was enough for Newcastle to finish second with a confident performance over Forest. Arsenal and Liverpo