‘Everything’ - Kieran Trippier wants to reward commitment of Newcastle United supporters by ending trophy wait

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The Magpies are into the Carabao Cup semi-final after an impressive win over Leicester City.

Kieran Trippier has revealed his determination to deliver silverware for Newcastle United supporters after the Magpies progressed into the semi-final of the Carabao Cup.

The England full-back was in typically solid form as he played a key role in helping Eddie Howe’s side see off Premier League rivals Leicester City in front of a bouncing St James Park. Another sell-out crowd witnessed United reach the last four of the League Cup for only the second time in their history and the first time since the days of Malcolm MacDonald and Alan Kennedy.

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Dan Burn and Joelinton goals took the current set of Gallowgate heroes a step closer to delivering United’s first major silverware since 1969 and their first domestic trophy since an FA Cup Final win over Manchester City in 1955. Trippier led the Magpies players around the St James Park pitch in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s win and expressed his desire to reward supporters for their commitment by winning a trophy in the near future.

He said: “We knew this game was very important because we went out of the FA Cup and we had to give a reaction. I think we did that from the first whistle. Bruno says we can rest a little but I don’t think so. We’ve got a big game coming up soon. From my very first game against Cambridge it was a sell-out and the supporters here are brilliant.

“They follow us in numbers, they sell-out all of the time and it’s been a long time for success at this club and all these lads, we want to make them proud and give everything on the pitch, which we have done this season. Long may that continue. It would mean everything (to win silverware). We just need to believe as a team, focus on the next game and take it a game at a time. The Premier League is relentless and there are some fantastic teams in this competition. We just focus on the next game.”

Kieran Trippier applauds supporters after Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Leicester City (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Kieran Trippier applauds supporters after Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Leicester City (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Kieran Trippier applauds supporters after Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Leicester City (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The all-important breakthrough came from a man that would be sat in the St James Park stands if he had not become a professional footballer as former United season ticket holder Dan Burn opened the scoring on the hour-mark.

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It was a poignant moment for the Blyth-born defender as he scored his first goal for his boyhood club - and Burn received praise from Trippier for his performance on Tuesday night and his impact on the side over the last 12 months.

He said: “I am delighted for Burny. He’s come close this season a lot of times but he had to swing that right leg out. He’s been fantastic for us and I am delighted that he got his first goal at St James.”

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