Newcastle put a foot in the English Football League Cup final, after defeating its host Southampton 1-0, on Tuesday, in the first leg of the semi-finals.
Newcastle scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute through Brazilian Joelinton.
Southampton believed that he equalized two minutes later through Adam Armstrong, but the joy of the landlords did not last long after the video assistant referee “VAR” canceled the goal due to a handball (75). Two yellow cards (86).
The return match will be held next Tuesday, the 31st of this month.
And Newcastle made a series of contracts to supplement its ranks, so this season it was able to compete strongly, as it currently occupies third place in the league with 39 points, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal and six points from Manchester City II.
Newcastle, seeking to qualify for its first final since 1999, finished last season in eleventh place.
Newcastle competes strongly to qualify for the Champions League, which it has missed since the 1998-99 season.
And Southampton blew up the biggest surprises in the League Cup when it eliminated Manchester City, the English champion, from the quarter-finals, by defeating it 2-0.
Newcastle aspires to win its first “big” title in nearly 68 years, when it was crowned the FA Cup in 1955.