This is the team Eddie Howe has named for tonight’s cup semi-final at Southampton. It is an unchanged side from the scoreless draw at Crystal Palace over the weekend.
Howe has opted to not make any changes once again. He’ll have Allan Saint-Maximin and Alexander Isak in reserve for the second half. Karl Darlow gets the nod as the backup despite his potential exit later this month.
Here is who Nathan Jones will send out for the Saints with local lad Adam Armstrong on the bench.
Despite this only being the first leg, it’ll be a nervous night for Newcastle fans. This is the first cup semi-final in close to two decades. The priority tonight is to set up a comfortable second leg at St. James’ Park in one week.
Howay The Lads!