Newcastle vs Southampton LIVE: latest as Magpies continue hunt to end trophy drought in huge Carabao Cup semi-final | The Sun

NEWCASTLE will be desperate to finish of the job in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg – but Southampton have other ideas.

The Magpies have not won a major trophy since 1955, and look to have one foot in the big Wembley final after winning their first leg 1-0.

However, they take on a rejuvenated Saints, who were a VAR call away from equalising at St. Mary's.

  • Kick-off time: 8pm GMT
  • Live stream: NOW TV
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event
  • Newcastle XI: To follow
  • Southampton XI: To follow


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What is the team news?

Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Matt Targett (heel) and Emil Krafth (ACL) are all out for Newcastle.

Moussa Djenepo is a doubt for the visitors. The winger was forced off in the first leg with a suspected concussion after clashing with Magpies' goalkeeper Nick Pope.

What are the odds?

Newcastle to win: 4/9

Draw: 16/5

Southampton to win: 13/2

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  • Kieran Davies

    Eddie proving plaudits wrong

    Since Eddie Howe's arrival at St James' Park, many have questioned the appointment considering the money behind the club's new owners.

    However, the transformation he has made to the team in short space of time is nothing short of impressive.

    The Magpies are vying for their first piece of silverware since winning the FA Cup in 1955.

    Credit: PA
  • Kieran Davies

    Saints focussing on Wembley trip

    Sitting rooted the bottom of the Premier League table, Southampton have a chance to turn their attentions to the cup this evening and give their fans some positivity by booking themselves a Wembley trip.

    Nathan Jones has had a turbulent start to life at St Mary’s and the side have struggled to stay out of the bottom three for most of the season.

    While they are only two points away from safety, Premier League survival is paramount but the EFL Cup semi-final is a welcome distraction.

  • Kieran Davies

    Newcastle needing killer instinct

    At the weekend in the FA Cup, The Magpies played out a goalless draw with Crystal Palace despite dominating the game.

    The same could be said of the first leg until Joelinton’s goal as their wasteful nature almost came back to bite them.

    Eddie Howe will be hoping his side can assert their dominance at St James’ Park this evening and take their chances when they arise.

  • Kieran Davies

    Midfielder driving force for Magpies

    Joelinton has been an inspiration for Newcastle since his position shift to the centre of midfield under boss Eddie Howe.

    He will be looking to put his week behind him after he was found guilty of drink driving and banned for 12 months and fined £29,000.

    It was his goal that gave Howe’s side a slight advantage going into the second leg, as they look to book their place at Wembley.

  • Kieran Davies

    Welcome to Newcastle vs Southampton

    Newcastle take on Southampton this evening, boasting a 1-0 lead from the first leg, looking to make the final of the League Cup for the first time in 47 years.

    The Magpies had no fresh injury concerns from the first leg, with Eddie Howe only missing the trio of Jonjo Shelvey, Emil Krath and Matt Targett for tonight’s second leg with the latter in talks with Nottingham Forest over a late transfer deadline day move.

    Howe is expected to pick the same starting XI from the tie at St Mary’s, although Alexander Isak pushing for inclusion after his part in Joelinton’s winner last week.

    Callum Wilson has now gone nine games without a goal but Howe has said that Isak still needs to build match fitness in training, so is unlikely to start this evening.

    Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Everton’s Anthony Gordon from Everton for a fee of £45m, but any debut for the 21-year-old will surely come as a substitute.

    Southampton centre-back Caleta-Car was given his marching orders in the first leg for two bookable offences, but the Croatian served his suspension in the weekend’s FA Cup tie and will be available for selection this evening where he is expected to partner Jan Bednarek who was ineligible on the weekend.

    Moussa Djenepo was forced off prior to the sending off after Nick Pope clattered into the player and it remains to be seen if he will pass the required concussion protocols in time to make the squad for the second leg.

    Juan Larios, Valentino Livramento and Alex McCarthy all remain out through injury.

    New signing James Bree is in contention to make his debut, although Nathan Jones is expected to keep the same side from last week, as Gavin Bazunu, Mohammed Salisu, Carlos Alcaraz and captain James Ward-Prowse are all expected to return to the starting line-up from the weekend.

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