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!
253 comments so far
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:55 PMComment #241
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:55 PMComment #242
You would play the same 11 regardless of performance. Your opinion is worthless
Raj of Hailsley
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:56 PMComment #243
Where’s Captain Codeye to contain his crazy cutlassing corsairs 😀
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:57 PMComment #244
Never a handball. Both teams are a bit sloppy with their passes, guessing nerves are running high. It’s making for exciting counter attacks though.
Willock has Longstaffs boots on.
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:57 PMComment #245
Wonder if Neil will be doing a clumsiest player of the match.
Never seen so many misplaced passes,by this team..
Oh and Joe must be fuming,deffo a goal…
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:57 PMComment #246
jimiley you never have anything good to say
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:57 PMComment #247
Wish St Maxi was on instead of Willock tonight with those chances.
Jan 24, 2023 at 8:58 PMComment #248
Hope Willock uses half time as the ideal opportunity to put his boots on the right feet.
Jan 24, 2023 at 9:01 PMComment #249
And you never have anything discerning to say except support whatever you see
Not another deJong
Jan 24, 2023 at 9:03 PMComment #250
Isak n Wilson up front & ASM n Miggy on the wings. We don’t need 3 in midfield against this lot.
Jan 24, 2023 at 9:06 PMComment #251
Despite being in total control of this game and having an abundance of possession Gavin Bazuna has not been troubled in the slightest, also Calum Wilson is not at the races and not effecting the game one iota, i personally would love to see Isak on for Wilson in the second half HWTL.
Jan 24, 2023 at 9:08 PMComment #252
Seems to me that Wilson has opted for early retirement. I know the feeling.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 24, 2023 at 9:30 PMComment #253
how good is Pope?