Joelinton strike takes Newcastle one step closer to Carabao Cup final - 5 talking points
Newcastle took one step closer to their first-ever visit to the new Wembley with a 1-0 Carabao Cup first-leg victory over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
The Magpies started the brighter of the two sides and had a couple of opportunities to open the scoring, with Joe Willock having two early chances. The former Arsenal midfielder fired well wide from the edge of the box, before then striking a volley over the crossbar from point blank range.
Just as Southampton were growing into the game, Newcastle thought they had taken the lead through Joelinton but his strike was ruled out for handball in the build-up. The Brazilian then should've found the back of the net just after the break, but somehow managed to blast over from a couple of yards.
However, Joelinton made amends with just under 20 minutes to go when he stabbed home from close-range to put the Magpies in front. Southampton then saw a goal ruled out through Adam Armstrong, but the Magpies held out for a narrow win.
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