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Southampton 0-1 Newcastle: Joelinton scores as Magpies get one foot in Carabao Cup final

Joelinton had a goal controversially disallowed and missed a sitter before scoring the winner as Newcastle won their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg 1-0 against Southampton.

Southampton handed full debuts to January signings Carlos Alcaraz and Mislav Orsic as part of four changes for the match.

Sekou Mara, who scored in the shock quarter-final win over Manchester City, and Moussa Djenepo also came into Saints’ starting XI.

Newcastle have not lifted a major domestic trophy since 1955.

Eddie Howe’s men were unchanged at St Mary’s following Saturday’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

Newcastle had the better of a tight first half but the game remained goalless at the break.

Joelinton thought he had fired the Magpies ahead in the 39th minute, only for his close-range finish to be disallowed for handball.

Joelinton fired Newcastle ahead in the 73rd minute.

The Brazilian slotted in from just inside the six-yard box after substitute Alexander Isak escaped Duje Caleta-Car to cross from the right.

Southampton thought they were level just two minutes later when Newcastle academy graduate Adam Armstrong bundled home.

But the strike was ruled out following VAR intervention after Armstrong was adjudged to have handled.

Saints were reduced to 10 men four minutes from time when Caleta-Car was shown a second yellow card.

More to follow…

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