Newcastle Qualifies For First League Cup Final in 24 Years

Newcastle United have qualified for their first ever League Cup final in 24 years after seeing off Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Leading the tie from the first leg of the semi-final at St Mary’s, Sean Longstaff was the hero as his double took the Magpies to their first major final since the 1999 FA Cup.

The Magpies will take their first trip to the new Wembley, and their first League Cup final since 1976.

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Che Adams did hit a sensational goal from the outside box to give Southampton some hope just before the half-hour mark, but they failed to build on that as Newcastle saw out the game with a 2-1 win.

The only slight blot was a late red card for Bruno Guimaraes, who will now be banned for three games, after an awful late challenge on Samuel Edozie.

Crucially, though, he will not miss the final, where Manchester United or Nottingham Forest will be standing in the way of Newcastle’s first silverware since 1969.

Newcastle will likely square up against Manchester United, who hold a lead 3-0 going into the second leg of their semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

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