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How Will Newcastle Do At Southampton In First Leg Of Carabao Cup Semi-Final?



The Premier League takes a break once again as Newcastle’s next two matches are against Southampton in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. The first leg takes place on Tuesday night at St Mary’s with the second one week later at St. James’ Park.

This cup competition is the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal campaign for the Saints, who lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa yesterday to remain rock bottom of the Premier League.

It’s a polar opposite feeling up north as Newcastle are having their best season in a decade with a chance to make it a historic one. Newcastle are rooted in the top four of the league and have silverware in their sights.

Southampton are the next focal point for Eddie Howe and the Magpies. Coming away from St Mary’s on Tuesday in good shape for the return leg is the aim. A multiple-goal victory would ease any angst on Tyneside.

Newcastle need to quickly solve their goalscoring woes for any hopes of an easier second leg. Goals have been in short supply – except when playing Leicester City – since football returned after the World Cup break. More struggles finding the back of the net against Southampton could prove costly.

The other end of the pitch has been nothing short of sensational as Newcastle continue to keep clean sheets. Southampton are the last club to breach Howe’s preferred eleven with Romain Perraud’s late strike in early November.

The Magpies continue to be very difficult to breach but goals are going to be needed for a Wembley final. Hopefully, the lads can take their frustration in front of the net out on the struggling Saints on Tuesday.

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259 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #81

    People complaining about our lack of goals (we’ve scored sixth most btw) whoopee doo, Man U scored 2 at Arsenal, good for them, that must have excited the fans, oh, they conceded 3 and went home empty handed. Give up the foo#in whining will you’se!!!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 22, 2023 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #82

    Magic

    Hey mate, that’s my view also…i know what you mean…it does annoy ya, sometimes. A bit ow’er fair us Al.
    😉

    HTL

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 22, 2023 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #83

    Raj

    Sounds tair, well put!
    😀

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  • Ace50

    Jan 22, 2023 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #84

    Jimiley, how do you know we didn’t approach/go in for him (Trossard)?

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  • Ace50

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #85

    Many need a reality check. The ‘big (greedy) 6’ have pulled away from us on so many levels, e.g. infrastructure of the club (youth set-up, staffing (top to bottom), facilities), squad depth, commercial income and marketing, etc…. With that in mind we are still playing catch up and still have to ‘sell’ the club to potential signing on a project. We are all so excited about the project (and I am loving it) but I see it through black and white eyes. Players we are ‘selling’ this to, don’t have that biased view about our club we do.
    In summary, some players won’t come because they want to go to an already established ‘big’ club. We will get there, just have some patience all. This message is for me too 🙂

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  • Regan

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #86

    We should get josh benson from Barnsley..
    And Ryan hedges from Blackburn..

    Proper Mike Bassett material..

    Kick some butt ends with them in the team..

    😆

    🙄

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #87

    Regan, you forgot about Clogger from “they don’t like it up them” United.

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  • Regan

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #88

    😆

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  • Regan

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #89

    Peter..
    I tried gripper from Grange Hill..

    Footer not answering..

    😆

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #90

    Clint Flick

    No matter how hard we try it`s simply not registering with that big lad TDS, he should stick to golf at least he seems to excel at that Clint 😀 😀

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  • geordie157

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #91

    Have to say I don’t mind Nevilles commentary, struggle with Carragher.

    From the World Cup games I was quite impressed with Pien, bonus that she looks alright too!

    There’s a couple that are really hard to listen to, can’t remember the names but ones male and ones female.

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  • Pat Mania

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #92

    It’s Eddies job to get Wilson back on form. That’s where the goals will come from in my opinion. Top player. Just struggling the last few games.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #93

    Ace
    Because he would be here.
    27 million these days is a snip.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #94

    All these comments about pundits being a tad biased towards certain teams, just wondering if Lineker had an obvious preference?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #95

    Magic – it’s not just me maye! Several people have posted to say they like Neville’s commentary!

    I think he’s similar to Shearer in terms of his bias. Creeps in occasionally but he’s mostly fair and his bias can manifest itself as being overly critical of the club he supports.

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #96

    Sir Peter the Pug

    i see you used your satellite technology to suss out my disguise 😀 😀

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  • jimiley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #97

    Wilson has zero goals in 10 games and has not scored since end October and is not improving.
    Why is he keeping our record signing on the bench?
    Answers n a stamp. No justification

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #98

    Unwashed beat the Smoggies 2-0. Good chance we might be playing them next season.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #99

    Its also his job to drop anyone until they show they are back up to scratch…Wilson has only had one good game in the last 5.

    I’d drop Wilson for Isak for the first leg.

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  • Regan

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #100

    Neville’s tash looks like a cats been licking it..

    😆

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #101

    I see some strange bloke is trying to nick Magic’s breakfast!

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #102

    TDS

    Only having a bit of craic with you mate, hope you enjoyed the palace game yesterday lad. Ok time to get a very late Sunday dinner.

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  • Pat Mania

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #103

    Sparks

    That’s fair. Maybe he needs time out. Big call on the eve of the semi.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #104

    Peter it’s good that Zaha’s anti lazer cap was malfunctioning you got him good and proper. 🙂

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  • Regan

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #105

    The “thing” on zaha’s head..

    Did it live..

    😆

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #106

    Magic – sorry mate. Sometimes hard to tell the difference between people being serious and joking on here!

    Maybe we need #banta

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #107

    Magic – I posted a few thoughts about my experiences in the match yesterday. Not sure if you read them. Our fans were unusually quiet though. Bit flat.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #108

    Don’t think that Wilson has had that many chances to score for all of our game dominance in many matches he has played in.

    I don’t think Haaland has looked particularly brilliant in a lot of his matches either but of course The ManC team lay on so many chances he has to score.

    I’d bet that Wilson would as well.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #109

    Don’t mind Neville’s analysis, he’s very good. It was that uncontrolled excitement when commentating on his old team, that’s not professional at all.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #110

    Raj – I didn’t see that from Neville as I wasn’t watching the game. He’ll get pelters from that if he overstepped the line though and probably end up apologising.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #111

    EGB,
    But Wilson isn’t good enough to get in Man City’s team. It’s like the argument that came up on here that Dwight Gayle would score 20 in an old Barcelona team. He wouldn’t because he’s not good enough to be in the team in the first place so it’s a moot point.

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  • Pat Mania

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #112

    Essex

    Is he doing enough to get chances?
    I’m a bit fan of Wils. Just think he’s a bit off. He’s probably fitter than he’s been in years. I can’t remember the last time he’d played this many games in a season at this stage. I wonder if keeping his body healthy is coming at a cost.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #113

    When we’re good enough to provide Wilson with shed loads of chances, Wilson won’t be our number 9.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #114

    Jail a lot of my points are Moot ones as are most others on here! 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #115

    All of this is why I’d like to see Isak start asap and Wilson to be on the bench alongside a young forward who is capable of playing up front or out wide.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #116

    OK so for all of our dominance in the CP or Leeds games how many real chances were created?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #117

    Magic, facial recognition systems, linked across countries by satellites.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #118

    ESG, not a bad shot from 22,000Km.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #119

    Regan, sorry, Zaha’s pet was a necessary casualty.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 22, 2023 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #120

    Jail

    And you are probably correct in saying that Wilson would not get into the ManC team, what I am saying is IF he was then he would get a lot more clear cut chances and score a lot more.

    I’d bet that Haaland would score a lot less in our team at the moment

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