Newcastle 2-1 Southampton (agg: 3-1): Eddie Howe’s facet attain Carabao Cup remaining

Sean Longstaff (right) scores for Newcastle against Southampton
Sean Longstaff scored extra objectives within the opening 21 minutes of this match than he had in his first 60 appearances for Newcastle at St James’ Park

Newcastle United reached their first cup remaining since 1999 by overcoming Southampton within the EFL Cup at an ecstatic St James’ Park.

Eddie Howe’s resurgent facet will face both Manchester United or Nottingham Forest at Wembley because the Magpies try and win their first main trophy for the reason that Inter Cities’ Gala’s Cup in 1969.

Newcastle, who final performed in a Wembley showpiece after they had been crushed by Manchester United within the 1999 FA Cup remaining, had a 1-0 benefit from this semi-final first leg, and Sean Longstaff settled any nerves amongst an expectant Toon Military with two early objectives.

The one cloud over Newcastle’s celebrations was a late crimson card for influential Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes for a problem on Samuel Edozie, given by referee Paul Tierney after the intervention of VAR.

The hosts had gone in entrance simply 4 minutes in as Longstaff took benefit of excellent work from Kieran Trippier to beat Saints keeper Gavin Bazunu, and the goalscorer then topped a sweeping transfer with a assured end within the twenty first minute.

Che Adams gave Southampton hope with a positive 25-yard strike on the half-hour that ended Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope’s try and hold an eleventh clear sheet in succession, however their sluggish begin price them dearly to go away Howe and his gamers considering that Wembley date on 26 February.

Newcastle’s dream season goes on

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe (left)
Howe (left) spent eight years as Bournemouth boss earlier than taking up at Newcastle in November 2021

When Howe succeeded Steve Bruce in November 2021, Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian house owners had been reshaping the membership after their takeover.

Newcastle’s fanatical assist hoped the brand new riches would finish years of under-achievement and no silverware, however even they should be struggling to absorb the dimensions of the transformation.

In addition to a Wembley look, Howe’s males are third within the Premier League after an excellent begin and have misplaced simply as soon as in 20 video games – and that solely on account of a purpose conceded deep into harm time at Liverpool.

Howe has primarily based Newcastle’s revival on sturdy defence, with new signings Pope, Trippier, Dan Burn and Sven Botman making excellent contributions.

Guimaraes, regardless of his dismissal towards Southampton, has offered world-class thrives in midfield, whereas £60m striker Alexander Isak has proven his high quality regardless of harm issues.

And watching all of it from the stands on Tyneside, sporting a black-and-white scarf, was Newcastle’s newest acquisition – Anthony Gordon, who has signed from Everton in a deal that might ultimately be price £45m.

Gordon should have relished his first expertise of match night time at St James’ Park as a Newcastle participant, in a position to watch followers who’ve been starved of success sit up for their first remaining on this competitors since they misplaced to Manchester Metropolis in 1976.

Talking to BBC Radio 5 Stay after the sport, Howe mentioned: “It feels actually good tonight. I’m delighted for everybody linked with the membership. It actually was a tense night time. It was an awesome ambiance and sensible setting for the gamers to play in.”

Southampton endure for sluggish begin

Southampton players after conceding against Newcastle
Regardless of a valiant EFL Cup run, Southampton have struggled this season and sit backside of the Premier League

Southampton’s ploy would absolutely have been to remain on this tie so long as attainable and switch the burden of expectation again on Newcastle, taking part in on any rigidity which may have created.

As a substitute, the concession of two early objectives – the primary notably low cost and the results of two items of carelessness in possession – left them struggling from the beginning.

Southampton really created some nerves, particularly when Pope needed to save on the toes of Adam Armstrong within the second half, however they merely had an excessive amount of to do.

Supervisor Nathan Jones will now return to the duty of transferring Saints up the league after the frustration of lacking out on a Wembley look.

Southampton striker Che Adams instructed Sky Sports activities after the match: “It isn’t good to lose like we did however we let the sport slip early with two low cost objectives. We had a go within the second half however that is one thing now we have to do from minute one.

“We mud ourselves down now for the weekend.

He added: “All our focus now’s on the Premier League and getting away from relegation. Everyone seems to be on board and raring to go.

“We have all the time had sufficient however we’ve not carried out it constantly.”

Participant of the match

S LongstaffSean Longstaff

Newcastle United

  1. Squad quantity36Participant titleS Longstaff

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleTrippier

  3. Squad quantity22Participant titlePope

  4. Squad quantity7Participant titleJoelinton

  5. Squad quantity4Participant titleBotman

  6. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  7. Squad quantity5Participant titleSchär

  8. Squad quantity24Participant titleAlmirón

  9. Squad quantity28Participant titleWillock

  10. Squad quantity14Participant titleIsak

  11. Squad quantity10Participant titleSaint-Maximin

  12. Squad quantity9Participant titleWilson

  13. Squad quantity39Participant titleBruno Guimarães

  14. Squad quantity6Participant titleLascelles

  15. Squad quantity23Participant titleMurphy

  16. Squad quantity32Participant titleAnderson


  1. Squad quantity31Participant titleBazunu

  2. Squad quantity10Participant titleAdams

  3. Squad quantity14Participant titleBree

  4. Squad quantity8Participant titleWard-Prowse

  5. Squad quantity45Participant titleLavia

  6. Squad quantity23Participant titleEdozie

  7. Squad quantity15Participant titlePerraud

  8. Squad quantity35Participant titleBednarek

  9. Squad quantity4Participant titleLyanco

  10. Squad quantity2Participant titleWalker-Peters

  11. Squad quantity7Participant titleAribo

  12. Squad quantity9Participant titleA Armstrong

  13. Squad quantity22Participant titleSalisu

  14. Squad quantity27Participant titleDiallo

  15. Squad quantity18Participant titleMara

  16. Squad quantity26Participant titleAlcaraz



Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2Trippier
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Bruno GuimarãesBooked at 82mins
  • 28WillockSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 61′minutes
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forMurphyat 61′minutesSubstituted forAndersonat 90+7′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forIsakat 61′minutesSubstituted forLascellesat 90+5′minutes
  • 7Joelinton


  • 3Dummett
  • 6Lascelles
  • 10Saint-Maximin
  • 11Ritchie
  • 12Lewis
  • 14Isak
  • 23Murphy
  • 26Darlow
  • 32Anderson


Formation 5-3-2

  • 31Bazunu
  • 14Bree
  • 4LyancoSubstituted forPerraudat 45′minutes
  • 35Bednarek
  • 22SalisuSubstituted forMaraat 88′minutes
  • 2Walker-PetersSubstituted forEdozieat 36′minutes
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 27DialloSubstituted forAriboat 77′minutes
  • 26AlcarazSubstituted forLaviaat 45′minutes
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 10Adams


  • 6Caleta-Automotive
  • 7Aribo
  • 11Orsic
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Perraud
  • 18Mara
  • 23Edozie
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 45Lavia

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