Newcastle United learn Carabao Cup semi-final opponents

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Newcastle United now know their Carabao Cup semi-final opponents.

Newcastle United will face Southampton in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

The Magpies reached their first semi-final in 18 years after beating Leicester City 2-0 last night. Dan Burn scored his first goal for his boyhood club before Joelinton added a second.

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And standing in Eddie Howe’s side’s way of a Wembley final is the Saints, who shocked favourites Manchester City.

The first leg will be played at St Mary’s week commnencing January 23. The second leg at St James’ Park is the w/c January 30.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: A general view of the Carabao Cup trophy prior to the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: A general view of the Carabao Cup trophy prior to the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: A general view of the Carabao Cup trophy prior to the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on January 10, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

There is no ‘Away Goals’ rule in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. That means that, if the aggregate score is level after the second leg, the match will go to extra time (the first stage of the competition that extra time is active) and then penalties if needed.

Nottingham Forest play Manchester United in the other last four encounter.

The final of this year’s competition is set to take place on Sunday, February 25.

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