Newcastle United dealt major Carabao Cup final blow as key man set for suspension v Man United

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Newcastle Unitd have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.

Newcastle United will be without Nick Pope for next weekend’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester United. The Magpies goalkeeper was shown a straight red card in the 22nd minute after racing off his line and handling the ball.

It capped off a nightmare start at St James’ Park against Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side raced into a 2-0 lead after goals from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo before Pope was sent off.

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The 30-year-old came sprinting out of his penalty area to clear Alisson’s long ball over the top, however, misjudged it and handled it after failing to head it away.

As a result, the £12million summer signing will sit out of next Sunday’s trip to Wembley - the Magpies’ first cup final in 24 years.

Loris Karius, or fourth choice Mark Gillespie, are in line to start versus Man United.

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