Newcastle United maintain a slender benefit from the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg as Joelinton’s aim gave them victory at Southampton.
The Brazilian made amends for lacking an earlier simple alternative when he arrived on the tip of substitute Alexander Isak’s excellent low cross to make the decisive contribution with 17 minutes left.
Newcastle will now be favourites to succeed in their first main Wembley last because the FA Cup in 1999 as they try to finish a trophy drought stretching again to the 1969 Inter-Cities Gala’s Cup win.
And if Newcastle do full the job within the second leg on Tyneside they’ll owe a debt of gratitude to Nick Pope, who made two very important second-half saves from Southampton substitute Che Adams with the rating nonetheless goalless, extending his exceptional private document to 10 successive clear sheets.
Southampton, who had what they thought was an equaliser from Adam Armstrong disallowed for handball by VAR, noticed their night time of frustration full when defender Duje Caleta-Automobile was despatched off within the closing minutes for a second yellow card.
Joelinton was a central determine, seeing a first-half aim contentiously dominated out for handball then blazing over an open aim when it appeared simpler to attain, earlier than hitting the goal to make Eddie Howe’s facet agency favourites to succeed in Wembley.
The 2 sides meet at St James’ Park within the second leg on Tuesday, 31 January.
Newcastle’s march continues
Newcastle United’s dream season underneath Howe now carries the true prospect of a Wembley look to go alongside their problem for a spot within the Premier League’s prime 4 and subsequent season’s Champions League.
They wanted the excellent interventions of keeper Pope to maintain Southampton at bay once they threatened after the break however Newcastle at all times carried a menace, even when a lot of their ending was wayward, and ultimately sharp work by substitute Isak delivered an opportunity Joelinton couldn’t miss.
Newcastle’s defence is so mean-spirited this season that one aim is invariably sufficient and so it proved as, for all Southampton’s effort, they merely couldn’t break by means of, leaving the Toon Military packed right into a nook of St Mary’s celebrating on the last whistle.
Howe will know Newcastle weren’t at their greatest and confirmed nerves at occasions, however there might be satisfaction at getting this a part of the job performed towards a Southampton facet that disposed of favourites Manchester Metropolis right here within the quarter-final.
It leaves Howe’s facet in a beneficial place for the second leg in entrance an anticipated capability crowd at St James’ Park, with a Wembley last towards both Manchester United or Nottingham Forest because the prize on provide.
“Either side had their moments and had possibilities to win the sport, however we all know it is solely half-time and there is a lengthy technique to go,” stated Howe. “It has been a great day however there’s nonetheless a protracted technique to go within the tie.
“I can not be vital in any manner. We defended nicely, Nick made some massive saves once more. He is been excellent for us this 12 months, the defence has performed very nicely in entrance of him however when referred to as upon he is delivered for us.
“I am happy to win; that was our goal however we all know 1-0 is delicate. Nothing is set.”
Southampton pissed off
The hosts had been left cursing each Newcastle’s excellent keeper Pope and VAR as they face an uphill job to overturn this slender deficit of their bid to succeed in Wembley.
Saints supervisor Nathan Jones was locked in deep dialogue with referee Stuart Attwell as they left the sphere, discussing the VAR resolution that dominated it was a handball by Adam Armstrong as he bundled house what he thought was the leveller simply after Joelinton’s aim.
Jones, nevertheless, will even know the important thing likelihood fell to Adams when he raced clear with the sport within the steadiness solely to be thwarted by the outstretched leg of Pope, who produced one other nice save from the striker’s close-range shot on the flip moments later.
“I’m actually happy with the extent of efficiency,” stated Jones. “These are a prime facet, massive bodily and athletic. They’ve had time to recruit and recruited that manner and they’re an actual powerful facet to play towards.
“I believed we had been wonderful. They’d a few massive possibilities and we had a few massive possibilities. For us to compete and be like we had been, it reveals now we have come a good distance and within the second half we went after the sport. We actually stepped it up.
“We simply lacked slightly little bit of high quality by way of broad areas. As soon as we get that confidence and get one or two in, we might be a distinct menace. I’m actually happy with them.”
Southampton battled all through however Newcastle’s defence is so tight that you just need to take possibilities once they current themselves. They may not do it and can now journey to Tyneside as underdogs within the battle for a spot within the last.
- 2Walker-PetersBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBednarekat 88′minutes
- 4LyancoBooked at 84mins
- 6Caleta-AutomobileBooked at 86mins
- 22SalisuBooked at 90mins
- 26AlcarazBooked at 37mins
- 27DialloSubstituted forLaviaat 82′minutes
- 19DjenepoSubstituted forA Armstrongat 45+4′minutes
- 11OrsicSubstituted forEdozieat 57′minutes
- 18MaraSubstituted forAdamsat 57′minutes
- 9A Armstrong
- 2TrippierBooked at 70mins
- 36S Longstaff
- 39Bruno GuimarãesBooked at 86mins
- 28WillockSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 67′minutesBooked at 84mins
- 24AlmirónSubstituted forMurphyat 78′minutes
- 9WilsonSubstituted forIsakat 67′minutes
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Match ends, Southampton 0, Newcastle United 1.
Second Half ends, Southampton 0, Newcastle United 1.
Mohammed Salisu (Southampton) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the suitable wing.
Foul by Mohammed Salisu (Southampton).
Try missed. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from a troublesome angle on the suitable misses to the suitable. Assisted by Bruno Guimarães.
Try blocked. Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from greater than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Nick Pope.
Try missed. Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from the suitable facet of the field is shut, however misses to the suitable. Assisted by Bruno Guimarães.
Sven Botman (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Che Adams (Southampton).
Try missed. Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is only a bit too excessive from a direct free kick.
Substitution, Southampton. Jan Bednarek replaces Kyle Walker-Peters.
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) is proven the yellow card.
Second yellow card to Duje Caleta-Automobile (Southampton) for a nasty foul.
Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Duje Caleta-Automobile (Southampton).
Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) is proven the yellow card.
Lyanco (Southampton) is proven the yellow card.
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Lyanco (Southampton).