Newcastle reached their first major cup final since 1999 (FA Cup) and their first League Cup final since 1976 after a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
A brace from Sean Longstaff was enough for the home side to register an aggregate win of 3-1, having beaten the opposition 1-0 in the first leg at the St. Mary’s Stadium last week.
Newcastle will now most likely face Manchester United in the final, who lead Nottingham Forrest 3-0 from the first leg and are in action on Wednesday evening.
Sean Longstaff scored twice inside the opening 21 minutes of Tuesday’s game. Che Adams then pulled a goal back for the Saints just before the half-hour mark but Newcastle held on for victory.
Newcastle ended the game with 10 players after Bruno Guimaraes was sent off for a dangerous foul on Sam Edozie deep into the second half.
Newcastle can expect more heady days over the next few years now that it has the richest owners in world football, having been bought by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund 18 months ago.
High-profile signings are sure to come, especially if Newcastle finishes in the top four of the Premier League . it is currently in third place.