Newcastle have set the stage for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win at Southampton. It was far from pretty but The Magpies come through unscathed with a chance for a Wembley final if they take care of business next Tuesday at St. James’ Park.
Eddie Howe made no changes after the scoreless first half. Another shot was sent high in the opening minute with Almiron, after tearing by Mohammed Salisu, squaring a pass for Longstaff in the box. The Geordie’s shot was sent over the bar.
Yet another chance was squandered in the 53rd minute. Almiron played a one-two with Longstaff to get to the byline. The Paraguayan cut inside and crossed the ball across the 6-yard box finding Joelinton in front of an open goal. He somehow sent what should have been a tap-in over the bar.
After the miss, the Saints were much improved enjoying a lengthy spell of dominance for the next ten minutes. Nathan Jones made a tactical tweak with Southampton forcing Pope into a couple of timely saves on shots by substitute Che Adams.
Howe went to his bench in the 67th minute after Adams’s second shot. Wilson and Willock came off with Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin entering the fray. The move pushed Joelinton into the midfield with Saint-Maximin taking the mantle on the left and Isak spearheading the attack.
Newcastle found their breakthrough in the 73rd minute. It was some inspirational play from Isak as he got past a Southampton defender down the right and put a perfect ball into the box. This time Joelinton didn’t miss as he powered his tap-in into the net to make it 1-0.
The euphoria was almost snuffed out as the Saints appeared to equalize through Adam Armstrong just moments later. Armstrong did very well to win the ball and then get on the end of a cross into the box. However, the ball came off his arm before it dribbled into the net. Jacob Murphy came on for Almiron after the disallowed goal.
Southampton went down to ten men when Duje Caleta-Car picked up his second booking after taking down Saint-Maximin during a jaunt up the pitch. The match had grown tempestuous over the previous few minutes with multiple bookings.
Newcastle saw out the proceedings for the 1-0 win. While the result goes in the Magpies’ favor, a chance to make the second leg a more comfortable affair was squandered. The 1-0 win will suffice as yet another clean sheet is kept.
242 comments so far
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:44 PMComment #81
Aye there are some proper nut jobs in the crowd at times.
The worst one’s are the moaners and groaners.I pity anyone that’s got a season ticket next to one of them feckers..
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:45 PMComment #82
Think we need another striker to replace wood.
Gordon if he comes replaces fraser.
Need a midfielder like Jorginho.
Manquillo can be back up full back both sides.
So expect 3 signings next week
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:45 PMComment #83
Another poster having a go at your heroes Willock and Longstaff. What to do? Lay into him.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:46 PMComment #84
jimiley if you can’t see Murphy’s qualities you know nothing.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:47 PMComment #85
No mate I can’t remember, you’ll need to provide proof
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:47 PMComment #86
yeah i defend our players not slate them
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:48 PMComment #87
Jane out Kets in
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:48 PMComment #88
I’d have punched Murphy if he waved me off
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:48 PMComment #89
maybe if they were playing bad i would but not when they are doing so well.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:48 PMComment #90
Henderson will be number one at Man U,once they can get shot of De Gea.
My plastic Man U supporting son in law,told me at the weekend how much De Gea was on a week.
I nearly fell off the cooch!
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #91
Luis alberto is very creative for lazio but hasnt got much pace. Has good vision though
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #92
I am a fan who cannot see Murphys qualities.
But you can. Fair enough. It’s all about opinions.
You think all the squad is great and will not have anyone say a bad word. Fair enough.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #93
jane # 63.
Agreed, and I’m happy about it. However, I don’t need to read too far back through the comments on previous posts to get the gist of what is said about player x or player y.
We’re falling over the line against teams much lower than us in the league and have been for some time now. Most of our team had a long break during the World Cup . It could have been like a mini pre-season. It just doesn’t feel as though it has worked out that way
We’ve still got some time to get our act together before we play Arsenal, Man City, Man Utd, and Spurs later this year. let’s be generous and count Brighton, Liverpool & Chelsea too
I trust the management team to find the answer and get us firing on all cylinders. A couple of new recruits to raise the quality of the squad would come in handy right now.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #94
Looked a bit gay that wave
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #95
sorry for laying into the miserable fans tonight.
The overrated Frenchman
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:50 PMComment #96
“jane” has really reverted to classic Jib tonight
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #97
Wilson won’t get fit in one more week.
Ok I’m an older gadgy but the flu bug post Covid has left me wacked after 3 months.
Even our GPs are off work.
Covid isolation has removed everyone’s normal ability to catch and recover from coldd and flu.
It’s a major problem that Gov are quietly ignoring.
Wilson may not be fully fit for some time. We need to buy some additional fire power
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #98
i’m all for more good recruitment
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #99
I defend our players not slate them.
Says it all.
Bad players are good players in your mind eh?
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #100
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:41 PM
“Saint-Maximin starts instead of Willock or Longstaff”
another idiot fan
How is that an idiotic statement? Willock and Lobby offer energy and drive in the midfield, but nothing in the way of goal threat atm. Big Joe can quite easily replace either one of them without missing a beat, allowing Maxi to take up the LW position and offer far more going forward. We’ve gone a bit stale lately and things need to be shook up a bit to keep everyone on their toes.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #101
Ash – the worst fan at the Palace game was the guy with his son 2 rows in front of me who kept standing up for too long and would sometimes perch on his seat instead, holding his son up. Meant people behind him had to stand up too, which particularly irritated the people behind me as I’m 6’5”! At the beginning, they asked me to sit down and I just pointed to the people in front and said I will when they do! Just rude.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:51 PMComment #102
not quite Jib’s level
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:52 PMComment #103
we haven’t got bad players
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:52 PMComment #104
A little bit sick came up,when Lascelles was warming up on the five minute mark.
Did this happen to anyone else?
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:53 PMComment #105
“How is that an idiotic statement?”
fair point i went over the top there
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:53 PMComment #106
I actually think that Murphy has now read the drills and knows what patterns to play. He comes on for a short time and play his role in a more proficient way than he used to.
I guess the problem is that he plugs a gap in a tired team and isn’t a game changer. We do need a better quality bench that can change the game. We might just find ourselves chasing an equaliser on of these days.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:54 PMComment #107
but St Max for Longstaff wouldn’t work
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:54 PMComment #108
“We do need a better quality bench that can change the game.”
our bench changed the game today
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:54 PMComment #109
Loch – we’ve all been our and about enough recently to be exposed to the cold virus enough times to shake it off mate. Immune systems are back to normal for most people. I know a simple cold made me feel rough for about 2 weeks shortly after things opened up though, which was very unusual. Barely had a sniffle since.
But I’d Wilson has long Covid, that can leave him lacking energy for months. It happened to Lascelles and Darlow too I think? Of course it could be some other illness, I don’t think it’s public knowledge.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:55 PMComment #110
I’m sorry but you should always be at the back I’m afraid.
You should be used to it by now,just like you will be at the back of every group photo you’re in.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #111
bringing on St Max, Isak and Murphy isn’t too shoddy
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #112
Ash – yes! I felt like it was the beginning of the end for the season when Schar pulled up! His face looked pretty calm though, so that made me feel a bit confident. But I would hate to see a serious injury to any of our top players, especially before the final.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #113
Three it is.
At least one battle hardened attack minded midfielder.
Another winger/striker as Wilson looks paggered.
And maybe a back up full back
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #114
We haven’t got bad players
Toonarmy of Frogs
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:57 PMComment #115
Is rather develop willock and longstaff than sign a Gordon – who is no better than both of them on any level.
Toonarmy of Frogs
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:57 PMComment #116
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:57 PMComment #117
Let’s not forget , Southampton knocked citeh out last round! So winning the first leg at their place was a great result
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:58 PMComment #118
Ash – yep…ALWAYS at the back of photos. But if people want me out of the way in cinemas, theatres, and stadiums, they’re welcome to make sure I get a fancy seat! 🙂
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:58 PMComment #119
Southampton looked a good team.
Jan 24, 2023 at 10:58 PMComment #120
Well said Romster and it ain’t over yet..