Newcastle United are back in action on Tuesday night as they turn attention to the Carabao Cup.
The Magpies endured a frustrating draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League over the weekend, and they will go into the first leg of their semi-final with Southampton looking to get back to winning ways. The Carabao Cup will provide Newcastle with an opportunity to end their long trophy drought, and Eddie Howe will be desperate to bring silverware back to St James’ Park.
Ahead of the first leg, we have rounded up all the details to get you prepared for the clash, including how to watch on TV.
When is Southampton vs Newcastle United?
The Carabao Cup semi-final first leg clash between Southampton and Newcastle United will take place on Tuesday, January 24.
The fixture will take place at St Mary’s Stadium, and it will kick off at 8pm.
It’s worth noting that the second leg will take place at St James’ Park at 8pm on Tuesday, January 31.
Is it on TV?
Yes, it is.
Sky Sports have rights for the Carabao Cup, and this one will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Coverage on both channels will begin at 7pm, concluding at 10.45pm. Subscribers can also tune into Sky Sports through Sky Go, be that on a tablet, PC or otherwise. Highlights will be available through Sky Sports’ website on Wednesday morning, while Sky Sports News will show highlights throughout Tuesday night.
ITV also have a dedicated Carabao Cup highlights show, and that will be broadcast at 10.30pm on Wednesday, January 25 on ITV 4, as well as at 12.10am on Thursday, January 26 on ITV 1.
What has Howe said?
Speaking ahead of this game, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has said: “We’re delighted to be where we are but the semi-final itself isn’t enough. Ultimately, you want to get one step further. I know the players feel the same way. Me and my coaching team feel passionately about it that we want to make the final, but we have to navigate these two games and they’re going to be very difficult.
“I think the away game will be a really good spectacle for the fans that travel and it’s on television so everyone will have a chance to watch the game. We’re desperate for the next step but we have to take our mind off that really and focus on the process and the job, and the job is to go to Southampton and perform.”
What has Jones said?
Southampton boss Nathan Jones praised Howe and Newcastle ahead of Tuesday night’s fixture, saying: “I’ve lots of admiration for Eddie as a human being and as a coach and manager he is proving he can build something, he can take setbacks and then he can go to a Premier League club and do well. Our careers have lots of parallels and I have spoken to him a few times. If I can get anywhere near him I will be delighted.
“That’s what I have to do here. That’s what I’ve been brought in to do, to develop players to be better than what others thought they could be or the levels they were playing at previously. That’s what coaching is, that’s what man management is and we’ve got players who have bought into everything.
“I’ve got to make sure I give them a structure and keep on to them so they keep sticking to the game plan, sticking to the structure so they improve individually and we improve as a team.”