Sammy Ameobi delighted as brothers make Newcastle United history

ON TARGET ... Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi scores his sides second goal during the Capital One Cup, Second Round match at the Globe Arena, Morecambe.

ON TARGET ... Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi scores his sides second goal during the Capital One Cup, Second Round match at the Globe Arena, Morecambe.

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SAMMY Ameobi told of his joy after he and his brother Shola became Newcastle’s United’s history boys.

The pair became the first siblings to both score in a game for the club.

They netted Newcastle’s goals in last night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Morecambe.

Shola came off the bench for the second half to beef up United’s attack, and his fellow substitute, Hatem Ben Arfa, played him in six minutes before time.

The 31-year-old’s strike took a deflection on its way past Barry Roche, and Sammy struck in injury time, again from a Ben Arfa pass.

It was the 21-year-old’s first goal for the club in two years - his previous strike had come against Scunthorpe United in the same competition - and he was just relieved to have played his part for Newcastle, who will play Leeds at home in the next round.

“It’s been a couple of years - it’s nice to get another goal under my belt,” Ameobi told SportMail.

“I just had to get as far forward as quickly as possible to isolate the last defender. I think I managed to do that, and cut between the two of them and finish it, which was good.

“I’m really happy. Hopefully, I can get more. My parents will be very proud. I’ll speak to them on the way home.

“It’s a good moment, and I’m happy for them.

“But the most important thing is that we got into the next round, us both scoring is a bonus.

“It was good to get the goal, especially to kill the game.

“It was a tough game. They pressed us for a lot of the game, and made us a bit nervous, but the quality shone through, and we got the goals that secured the win.”

Ameobi and his team-mates are now focused on Saturday’s Premier League home game against Fulham.

United took just one point from their opening two league fixtures, and the England Under-21 international believes the team can draw confidence from the cup victory.

“It’s been a tough start to the season,” he said. “It’s nice to get a positive result.

“It’s good for the players and fans. Hopefully we can build on that and take it into Saturday’s game.”