Date: Tuesday 24th January 2023, 8.00pm
Live on Sky Sports
Venue: St. Mary's Stadium
Admission: £20 adults
0 - 1
Taking possession in a central area inside in his own half,
Bruno played a short pass to Fabian Schar. He advanced down the
right touchline with Che Adams looking on before pushing the
That reached Alexander Isak via a slight deflection off Carlos
Alcaraz, with the Magpies substitute heading towards the
touchline and checking back before a change of pace and
direction left Duje Caleta-Car stranded.
Isak had time to look up as he sped towards the byline, supplying a perfect pull-back for
Joelinton, who timed his arrival between Kyle
Walker-Peters and Lyanco to side-foot a rising right footer home
from four yards out.
The goalscorer and many of his colleagues celebrated in front of
the 3,200 strong gyrating mass behind that goal, while the
assist provider leapt the hoardings and disappeared into the
throng. The expected booking failed to materialise. 1-0
"It was a
tough game. Both teams had their moments so very pleased to get the win
but it's only half time. We weren't clinical until Joe's goal. I can't
be critical of the team in any way, it's been a good day for us. There's a lot to play in the
"I'm pleased to win; that was our aim but we
know 1-0 is delicate. Nothing is decided."
On the second leg:
"The challenge for me as a manager is just to prepare for another
game. The process behind our performances has to be very consistent.
It’s half-time and we’re 1-0 up and that’s all it is. We’re pleased with
our work but there’s a long way to go.
"Unfortunately in my playing career, I felt so many disappointments from
potential moments of success that from my side I’m very calm, very
level, knowing there’s a lot of work to do.”
On his goalkeeper:
"We needed Nick (Pope).
Very pleased to see VAR intervene (to disallow Southampton's goal).
The 1-0 scoreline is delicate, nothing's decided.
"Nick made some big saves today - especially the one against
(Che) Adams - it was a big moment in the match. He stood up tall
for us like he has all season.
"I can't rate him highly enough. He's got a great defence in front
of him but whenever he's needed he's produced the goods for us."
On Alexander Isak:
certainly getting there. He was excellent in training yesterday. You can
see he’s getting his sharpness.
going to be a great player for us for now and the future. He’s got
quality in his feet. The assist was a magical bit of play.”
"It happens – people
miss big opportunities. He’s mentally very strong.
"His own journey at Newcastle would sort of epitomise that really:
he’s someone who has real resilience and doesn’t get flustered
either way, in success or more disappointing moments.
we needed him again, he was on the spot from Alex’s really good play
out wide. I’m really pleased for Joe whenever he scores because he
feeds off that confidence that goals bring. I thought he played very
Nathan Jones said:
"I’m really proud of the level of performance,
because (Newcastle) are a top side. They’ve had a couple
of big chances, we’ve had a couple of big chances, but for us to
compete shows we’ve come a long way.
"In the second half we stepped it up. They had a bit more
quality than us in the wide areas. Once we get that confidence,
and one or two in, we’ll be a different threat to go after them.
"Nowadays you can’t celebrate a goal because you never know.
We’ve been the victim of four VAR calls. Was it the right one?
You have to look at it a million times. Was it clear and
obvious? If it touched his hand, you have to give it. They had
one first half, we had one second, so it’s evened itself out.
"It was a really entertaining game, credit to Newcastle. We were
brave, we were bold, and very energetic, and I’m proud. We’ve
stopped conceding goals on a regular basis, we’re tougher to
beat, and more difficult to play against. We just need to take
chances when we get them.
"(Carlos) Alcaraz was phenomenal tonight, absolutely
sensational. It’s a game of margins, but we’re so close to being
a good side. We’ll go to St James’ Park to be positive. We have
to try to win.”
Toon @ Saints - Premier League era:
Newcastle LC 2022/23 to date:
R3 Tranmere Rovers (a) won 2-1
R4 Crystal Palace (h) drew 0-0 (won 3-2pens)
R5 Bournemouth (h) won 1-0
QF Leicester City (h) won 2-0
SF1 Southampton (a) won 1-0
The Nick Pope show continues apace; ten league and cup games
and 902 minutes since he was last beaten in all competitions.
Another successful outing for the blue and gold change
strip, worn for away victories at Tranmere Rovers, Fulham, Spurs and
Joelinton's fourth League Cup goal took him level with Peter
Beardsley, Craig Bellamy, Micky Burns,
Paul Cannell and Peter Lovenkrands. Malcolm Macdonald remains well
out in front with 12 goals in this competition.
2022/23 Won 1-0 Joelinton
Following the 4-1 PL success here in November, Newcastle won
competitively away in league and cup games on the same ground during
the same season for the first time since 1989/90 when they
did so at Boothferry Park:
2022/23 Won 4-1 Almiron, Wood, Willock, Guimaraes
2021/22 Won 2-1 Wood, Guimaraes
2020/21 Lost 0-2
2019/20 Won 1-0 Saint-Maximin
2018/19 Drew 0-0
2017/18 Drew 2-2 Hayden, Perez
2015/16 Lost 1-3 Townsend
2014/15 Lost 0-4
2013/14 Lost 0-4
2012/13 Lost 0-2
2004/05 Won 2-1 OG, Carr
2003/04 Drew 3-3 Ameobi, Bowyer, Ambrose
2003/04 Won 3-0 Dyer 2, Robert (FAC)
2002/03 Drew 1-1 Bellamy
2001/02 Lost 1-3 Shearer
2000/01 Lost 0-2 No scorer*
1999/00 Lost 2-4 Shearer, Speed*
1998/99 Lost 1-2 Hamann*
1997/98 Lost 1-2 Lee
1996/97 Drew 2-2 Ferdinand, Clark*
1995/96 Lost 0-1 No scorer*
1994/95 Lost 1-3 Kitson*
1993/94 Lost 1-2 Cole*
* At the Dell, all subsequent games at St. Mary's.
NUFC v Southampton cup meetings:
1897/98 lost 0-1 (a) (FAC)
1899/00 lost 1-4 (a) (FAC)
1922/23 drew 0-0 (h) (FAC)
1922/23 lost 1-3 (a) (FAC)
1926/27 lost 1-2 (a) (FAC)
1946/47 won 3-1 (h) (FAC)
1968/69 lost 1-4 (a) (LC)
1969/70 drew 0-0 (h) (FC)
1969/70 drew 1-1 (a) (FC) won on away goals
1969/70 lost 0-3 (a) (FA)
1974/75 lost 0-1 (a) (TEX)
1974/75 won 3-0 (h) TEX)
2003/04 won 3-0 (a) (FAC)
2005/06 won 1-0 (h) (FAC)
2022/23 won 1-0 (a) (LC)
1989/90 Hull City (a) won 3-1 D2, won 1-0 FA
1991/92 Tranmere Rovers (a) lost 2-3 D2, lost on pens ZDS
1993/94 Wimbledon (a) lost 2-4 PL, lost 1-2 LC
1994/95 Manchester City (a) drew 0-0 PL, drew 1-1 LC
1994/95 Blackburn Rovers (a) lost 0-1 PL, won 3-1 FA
1994/95 Everton (a) lost 0-2 PL, lost 0-1 FA
1995/96 Liverpool (a) lost 3-4 PL, won 1-0 LC
1995/96 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1 PL, drew 1-1 FA
1995/96 Arsenal (a) lost 0-2 PL, lost 0-2 LC
1996/97 Boro (a) won 1-0 PL, lost 1-3 LC
1997/98 Derby County (a) lost 0-1 PL, won 1-0 LC
1997/98 Everton (a) drew 0-0 PL, won 1-0 FA
1998/99 Blackburn Rovers (a) drew 0-0 PL, won 1-0 FA
1999/00 Spurs (a) lost 1-3 PL, drew 1-1 FA
2000/01 Aston Villa (a) drew 1-1 PL, lost 0-1 FA
2001/02 Arsenal (a) won 3-0 PL, lost 0-3 FA
2001/02 Chelsea (a) drew 1-1 PL, lost 0-1 LC
2003/04 Southampton (a) drew 3-3 PL, won 3-0 FA
2003/04 Liverpool (a) drew 1-1 PL, lost 1-2 FA
2005/06 Chelsea (a) lost 0-2 PL, lost 0-1 FA
2005/06 Wigan Athletic (a) lost 0-1 PL, lost 0-1 LC
2006/07 Watford (a) drew 1-1 PL, won on pens LC
2007/08 Arsenal (a) lost 0-3 PL, lost 0-3 FA, lost 0-2 LC
2008/09 Hull City (a) drew 0-0 PL, drew 1-1 FA
2009/10 Plymouth Argyle (a) won 2-1 Ch, drew 0-0 FA
2009/10 West Bromwich Albion (a) drew 1-1 Ch, lost 2-4 FA
2009/10 Peterborough United (a) won 3-2 Ch, lost 0-2 LC
2010/11 Chelsea (a) drew 2-2 PL, won 4-3 LC
2011/12 Blackburn Rovers (a) won 2-0 PL, lost 2-3 LC
2012/13 Manchester United (a) lost 3-4 PL, lost 1-2 LC
2014/15 Leicester City (a) lost 0-3 PL, lost 0-1 FA
2014/15 Crystal Palace (a) drew 1-1 PL, won 3-2 LC
2014/15 Manchester City (a) lost 0-5 PL, won 2-0 LC
2014/15 Spurs (a) won 2-1 PL, lost 0-4 LC
2015/16 Watford (a) lost 1-2 PL, lost 0-1 FA
2016/17 Birmingham City (a) drew 0-0 Ch, drew 1-1 FA
2017/18 Chelsea (a) lost 1-3 PL, lost 0-3 FA
2020/21 Arsenal (a) lost 0-3 PL, lost 0-2 FA
2022/23 Southampton (a) won 4-1 PL, won 1-0 LC
For completeness here's NUFC versus the same opponent away from SJP:
1997/98 Arsenal (a) lost 1-3 PL, (n) lost 0-2 FA
1998/99 Spurs (a) lost 0-2 PL, (n) won 2-0 FA
1998/99 Manchester United (a) drew 0-0 PL, (n) lost 0-2 FA
1999/00 Chelsea (a) lost 0-1 PL, (n) lost 1-2
2004/05 Manchester United (a) lost 1-2 PL, (n) lost 1-4 FA
Tell me Ma.....
Although a looming drink-driving charge may make
motoring metaphors inopportune, Joelinton's strike put his side in the
driving seat at what is half-time in this two-legged Semi-final.
The Brazilian struck on 73 minutes to belatedly edge Newcastle closer to
what would be a first League Cup Final since 1976 and the opportunity to
end a domestic trophy famine stretching back 67 years.
Finishing substitute Aleksander Isak’s centre from close in, the relief
on and off the pitch was evident after what was shaping up to be another
90 minutes of dominance and missed chances for United.
Having seen one effort controversially chalked off for handball before blazing
another over from barely six
yards out, Joelinton was the most high-profile profligate but from from
the only one; Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff, Sven Botman and others all
unable to hit the target from positive positions.
Fielding the same starting line-up held 0-0 at Crystal Palace on
Saturday, Eddie Howe saw his side similarly dominate but fail to turn
that into goals.
That looked have changed in the 39th minute, when Willock got a shot on
target that was blocked and after a brief scramble in the six yard box
it was hammered home by Joelinton.
Celebrations were soon stifled by the referee not awarding the goal and
play then restarting with a free kick to the hosts after a pause for VAR
that was unable challenge Stuart Attwell's view that the scorer had
controlled the ball with a hand.
Reviewing the footage later, two of three angles shown backed up the
view that the ball hit Joelinton's chest, with one indistinct view
through the net. The reaction of Carlos Alcaraz seems significant
though, very close to the incident and instantly indicating a handball
to the unsighted referee.
Level at the interval and restarting with no alterations by Newcastle,
an open and increasingly feisty second period saw the Saints enjoy their
best period; ex-Magpie Adam Armstrong (on as a concussion substitute
after Nick Pope took out Moussa Djenepo when heading the ball clear)
playing his part.
Pope saved well from Che Adams when one-on-one and then again as the
substitute shot on the turn, as United prepared to introduce Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin.
The pair would crucially revitalise their side's fortunes, Isak superbly
fashioning the chance that Joelinton buried.
Within two minutes, Armstrong bundled in a loose ball under pressure from
Burn but a lengthy VAR check however revealed that the score
inadvertently used his arm to propel the ball onto his own knee and then
past Pope. As was the case with the first disallowed goal, the reaction
of an opponent (in this case Kieran Trippier) looked to play a part in
the eventual decision.
As an aside; while our goalkeeper's current clean sheet run is
unprecedented, it's verging on the supernatural that both times he was
saved by VAR, the "scorer" was formerly at Newcastle - Mitrovic's
penalty the other let-off.
While Isak's input was obvious, ASM meanwhile provided a valuable outlet on the other wing, charging
forward at every opportunity and
mesmerising Caleta-Car defender into a second yellow card four minutes
from the end. Whether either have played their way into a starting berth
remains to be seen, amid faint noise about current interest in Maxi from
However, a potentially decisive second goal wouldn’t follow against the ten man Saints -
Jacob Murphy and Isak both firing into the side netting as the visitors
sought to take a
more commanding advantage into the home leg.
Regardless of that, the scenes of celebration after the final whistle
underlined the belief in those present that the job will be finished on
Tyneside and a frantic scramble for Wembley tickets will ensue. If ever
there was a time for malware bandits to hold the club website to
With a draw taking us through, you wouldn't bet against Pope extending his incredible run of clean
sheets to 11 next Tuesday, but the cynic that dwells deep in our bones
observes that extra time and penalties are possibilities. At least we
can't go out on away goals like we did to Anderlecht or AZ.....
That's to come next week, but for now we'll feed off the sheer
unadulterated joy that winning at the other end of the country brought
to people tonight - moving one step closer to something we'd frankly
given up ever witnessing.
Those experiencing cup fever for the first time are understandably
beside themselves with excitement, but it's fair to say that there was a
spring in the step of more "mature" punters exiting St.Mary's at 10pm,