efl-cup St James' Park | Tue 31 Jan 8PM | Attendance: 51,975

NEW vs SOU
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NEW vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Southampton knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Newcastle at the semi-final stage
  • Sean Longstaff ends four year goal drought with early brace at St James' Park
  • Ché Adams sublime strike provides lifeline for Saints
  • HALF TIME: Newcastle 2-1 Saints (3-1 agg)
Photo by Matt Watson 

FULL TIME: Newcastle 2-1 Saints (Agg 3-1)

A disappointing end to an exhilerating cup run for Southampton. An energised performance in the second half kept the hopes alive but it was just too little too late for Nathan Jones's men who bow out at the semi-final stage of the Carabao Cup. Now to focus on the Premier League and a trip to Brentford on Saturday. 

22.02
90+7’

Newcastle United substitution: Elliot Anderson replaces Jacob Murphy

Newcastle just running down the clock now as they edge closer to a Carabao Cup final. 

90+6’

Lavia fires it high

It's all systems go as Gavin Bazunu charges forward for a Southampton corner. James Ward-Prowse whips the ball into the box, his low ball falls to Roméo Lavia in acres of space inside the area but he lacks the execution to find the back of the net. 

90+5’

Newcastle United substitution: Jamaal Lascelles replaces Alexander Isak

Newcastle are forced into a late change as Isak fails to recover from his earlier knock. 

90+4’

Perraud tries his luck

Despite a spirited performance, Saints are struggling to find the breakthrough as the clock winds down. Romain Perraud has an attempt from 25 yards out but it's blocked and sent behind for a corner. 

89’

Seven additional minutes ...

One last lifeline at St James' Park. 

89’

Saints still searching

An excellent ball from James Bree to Sam Edozie to chase, the youngster beats his man in Dan Burn but his sliced cross across goal is cleared by Sven Botman. 

88’

Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Mohammed Salisu

One last roll of the dice. 

85’

Ward-Prowse denied by the head of Isak

James Ward-Prowse and Romain Perraud stand over the deadball, with the former the chosen man for the occasion but his effort is deflected by the head of Alexander Isak, who is now receiving treatment for the impact. 

82’

VAR Decision: Red card given for Newcastle United [Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura] was confirmed

Bruno Guimarães has his yellow card upgraded to a red for a dangerous challenge on Sam Edozie. 

80’

Yellow Card for Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura (Newcastle United)

After a series of small fouls, with the latest on youngster Sam Edozie, the Brazilian finds himself in the book. 

80’

Guimarães inches away

So, so close. Bruno Guimarães dances through the Saints defence before curling a powerful ball towards the goal but it edges just past the post. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Joe Aribo replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Another attacking change from Nathan Jones with just over ten minutes of play remaining. 

76’

Bazunu denies Longstaff hattrick

It's nearly game, set and match Newcastle as a Sean Longstaff strike from 25 yards out fires towards goal but Gavin Bazunu does incredibly well to send the ball back and behind for a Newcastle corner. 

73’

Armstrong denied by Pope 

A wonderful ball through from a forward-thinking Roméo Lavia to Adam Armstrong inside the box who is clear on goal, the Newcastle lad tries to chip it over Nick Pope but the England international makes a crucial save. 

68’

James Bree showing promise 

It's been an encouraging performance from newcomer James Bree in the second-half, who has been the maker of a number of attacks down the right flank. 

66’

Edozie intervenes 

Excellent from youngster Sam Edozie who breaks up a promising Newcastle attack. 

Photo by Matt Watson

🎶 Oh when the Saints 🎶

The travelling fans look to rally their side as they're heard across St James' Park. 

62’

Newcastle United substitution: Jacob Murphy replaces Callum Wilson

61’

Newcastle United substitution: Alexander Isak replaces Miguel Almirón

61’

Newcastle United substitution: Allan Saint-Maximin replaces Joe Willock

The first of three substitutions. 

59’

Newcastle looking to the bench

As the hour mark approaches and with a slight lull in the action, movement comes from the Newcastle bench as Eddie Howe looks to bring in reinforcements. 

54’

Schär strikes into the wall

The free-kick is placed central to goal and while Kieran Trippier is poised over the ball, it's Fabian Schär who delivers for Newcastle but his effort fires low and straight into the Saints wall. 

52’

Saints sharper ✨

A much better start to the second half for Saints. Newly introduced Romain Perraud darts forward and has some nice link-up play with James Ward-Prowse, the captain tries to cut it back to Ché Adams but Newcastle do enough to clear. 

46’

Back underway ⏳

Saints have just 45 minutes to keep their cup dream alive. 

45’

Southampton substitution: Romain Perraud replaces Lyanco

A statement of intent from Nathan Jones as the action gets back underway at St James' Park?

45’

Southampton substitution: Roméo Lavia replaces Carlos Alcaraz

The first of two changes at the start of the second half. 

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Newcastle 2-1 Saints

The contest looked seemingly over after just 21 minutes with a Sean Longstaff brace putting the visitors ahead but a sublime strike from Ché Adams has kept Saints in with a fighting chance. With it remaining 3-1 on aggregate, a huge shift is required in the second half from Nathan Jones's men. Come on you Saints!

45’

Three additional minutes ...

Can Saints get another one back before the break? 

43’

Trippier sharp down the right flank

Mohammed Salisu does well to block out Kieran Trippier near the corner flag but the Ghanaian can only get the ball as far as Miguel Almirón, who ultimately sees his shot blocked and cleared. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Adams goal instills belief ✨

We're witnessing a much more positive Saints side after that Ché Adams goal, with the men in blue finding themselves in control more than they did in the opening 20 minutes. 

36’

Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

An enforced change as Kyle Walker-Peters picks up a knock and it's an attacking one from Nathan Jones. 

34’

Penalty call dismissed

There's calls from the Newcastle camp for a penalty as Wilson is brought down by Lyanco but VAR dismisses the claim. 

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

Adams pulls one back

Absolutely sensational from Ché Adams who provides a glimmer of hope for Nathan Jones's men. Seemingly out of nowhere the Scot strikes from 25 yards out to pull one back. Is it too little too late?

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (29’) | 2 1

28’

Break in play

A slight pause in play as Joelinton receives treatment after a clash with Lyanco. 

Longstaff adds a second

Sean Longstaff rounds off an impressive team move from Newcastle to make it 2-0 in the tie and 3-0 on aggregate. 

21’

GOAL

Sean Longstaff (21’) | 2 0

20’

Saints struggling to find tempo

It's been all Newcastle in the opening stages in the North East as Saints struggle to keep up with Eddie Howe's high flying side. 

13’

Newcastle on top

Joelinton shrugs off Lyanco on a break down the right flank but Jan Bednarek uses his body well to send the ball behind for a corner. Kieran Trippier sends in a tantalising corner and as Fabian Schär rises to head home, Gavin Bazunu does well to clear for the visitors. 

9’

Longstaff nearly makes it two

Newcastle are full of confidence in the early stages and it's Sean Longstaff again who comes close to finding the net. Bruno Guimarães finds the midfielder in a similar position but this time his effort fires wide of the post. 

Longstaff strikes early

An early goal for the visitors as Sean Longstaff consolidates a smart move down the right flank, with Longstaff firing a low finish into the corner. 

4’

GOAL

Sean Longstaff (4’) | 1 0

4’

Wilson off target

An energised start from the hosts who look to strike early at St James' Park. Sean Longstaff makes a clever run into the box before crossing to Callum Wilson but the England international's effort fails to find the target. 

2’

James Bree's first Saints touches 🤝

The full-back calmly deals with an early spell of Newcastle possession.

0’

Underway in Newcastle 👊

The hosts get us up and running with a place at Wembley at stake tonight in the Carabao Cup.

Here come the teams... COME ON SAINTS! 😇

19.58
Photo by Matt Watson

Less than ten minutes to go at St James' Park ⏳

Are you ready, Saints fans?

19.51
VOTE NOW
New faces and familiar names - what are you looking forward to seeing most tonight?

New faces and familiar names - what are you looking forward to seeing most tonight?

The results so far:

  • James Bree's first Saints appearance
    23%
  • Adam Armstrong facing his boyhood club 
    2%
  • Prowsey leading out the lads
    14%
  • Charly Alcaraz lining up in midfield
    62%

TOUCHDOWN: St James' Park 📌

19.17

Newcastle line-up confirmed 

Starting XI: Pope, Trippier (c), Botman, Schär, Burn, Guimarães, Longstaff, Willock, Almirón, Joelinton, Wilson. 

Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Isak, Murphy, Anderson.

19.02
Photo by Matt Watson

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Gavin Bazunu, James Bree, Lyanco, Jan Bednarek, Mohammed Salisu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo, Carlos Alcaraz, James Ward-Prowse ©, Adam Armstrong, Che Adams. 

Subs: Willy Caballero, Romain Perraud, Duje Caleta-Car, Romeo Lavia, Moi Elyounoussi, Sam Edozie, Mislav Orsic, Joe Aribo, Sekou Mara

19.00

WARD-PROWSE MAGIC ✨ | Newcastle 2-2 Saints

Taking it back to a thrilling trip to St James' Park in August 2021 where Saints claimed a point in the North East thanks to a last-gasp James Ward-Prowse penalty. 

18.46

I've drilled this into the players: 'This game is by no means over. This tie is not over.' It's very much in the balance. We're going to need a top performance and we're going to need the crowd with us from minute one until the end.”

eddie howe
on southampton test
18.01

MATCH PACK: Newcastle vs Saints

Get set for tonight's clash with our Match Pack.

17.48

We’ll go there with the game-plan, we’ll go there to try and be as positive as we can because we know we have to win the game."

nathan jones
on a big night in the cup
17.29

SEMI-FINAL, FIRST LEG 🏆 | Saints 0-1 Newcastle

Relive the action from St Mary's as Saints were edged out by Newcastle in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. 

17.09

A HUGE night at St James' Park ahead 🏆

A place in the final of the Carabao Cup is up for grabs as Saints travel to St James' Park for the second leg of their semi-final tie with Newcastle. It's tonight's hosts who have the advantage heading into the tie, securing a 1-0 victory at St Mary's in the first leg. Stick with us for live build-up and in-game action from a huge night under the lights!

13.14

NEW vs SOU Line Ups

Newcastle United

22
Nick Pope (GK)
5
Fabian Schär
4
Sven Botman
2
Kieran Trippier (C)
33
Dan Burn
36
Sean Longstaff goal goal
28
Joe Willock
replace Allan Saint-Maximin (61′)
39
Bruno Guimarães red card
24
Miguel Almirón
replace Jacob Murphy (62′) replace Elliot Anderson (97′)
7
Joelinton
9
Callum Wilson
replace Alexander Isak (61′) replace Jamaal Lascelles (95′)
6
Jamaal Lascelles
3
Paul Dummett
23
Jacob Murphy
10
Allan Saint-Maximin
12
Jamal Lewis
11
Matt Ritchie
32
Elliot Anderson
26
Karl Darlow
14
Alexander Isak

Southampton

31
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
14
James Bree
4
Lyanco
replace Romain Perraud (45′)
22
Mohammed Salisu
replace Sékou Mara (88′)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Samuel Edozie (36′)
35
Jan Bednarek
27
Ibrahima Diallo
replace Joe Aribo (77′)
26
Carlos Alcaraz
replace Roméo Lavia (45′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams goal
9
Adam Armstrong
6
Duje Caleta-Car
7
Joe Aribo
15
Romain Perraud
18
Sékou Mara
13
Willy Caballero
23
Samuel Edozie
11
Mislav Orsic
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
45
Roméo Lavia

NEW vs SOU Match Stats

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    45
    comparison angle
    55
  • Shots
    15
    comparison angle
    8
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    1
  • Passes Complete
    273
    comparison angle
    351

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
2
Joe Aribo
Joe Aribo
passes completed
Passes Completed
60
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
4
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
clearances
Clearances
5
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
5
Gavin Bazunu
Gavin Bazunu