Preston North End boss Simon Grayson hopes it is a different story when his side meet Newcastle United again on Saturday.
The Lancashire side were mauled 6-0 by rampant Newcastle in last night’s EFL Cup tie, as the Magpies marched into the quarter-finals.
Now the focus turns to Saturday’s rematch in the Championship, this time at Deepdale as Rafa Benitez’s men look to maintain top spot.
He said: “It better be. I’m not going through that again on Saturday. This is a big arena, it’s a big pitch – they make it big – it will be different on Saturday.
“I’m not going to make promises that it’s going to be a different scoreline, but I’d like to think that it will be.
“We could have played our strongest team from Saturday and still been beaten tonight. The league is our priority, but we are hugely disappointed.”