Newcastle United’s co-owners react as Magpies book Carabao Cup final spot with Southampton win

Two of Newcastle United’s co-owners have reacted to the club reaching the Carabao Cup final.

Newcastle United’s co-owners have been reacting to the club reaching the Carabao Cup final.

The Magpies saw off Southampton on Tuesday night to complete the two-legged win, reaching the Carabao Cup final, where they will likely face Manchester United. The Red Devils are three goals up against Nottingham Forest ahead of their second leg on Wednesday night already having one foot in the Wembley final.

For Newcastle, the final will be a momentous opportunity to end a trophy drought that has spanned 17 years, if you include the Intertoto Cup win in 2006, and longer if you don’t. Magpies fans will already be counting down the days until the trip down to Wembley, and whether Newcastle take gold or not, the cup final signals a fine start to the club’s new project.

After the game, Newcastle posted a picture of the players in the changing room after the game, writing: “Your Carabao Cup finalists”, and two of the club’s co-owners have retweeted with messages of their own. Jamie Reuben, who is part of the RB Sports and Media group that owns 10% of the club, tweeted: “Proud”, along with a heart.

Meanwhile, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, who is Amanda Stavely’s husband and co-owner of the club, tweeted: “We’re going to wemberleyyyy…que sera sera @nufc #nufc #CarabaoCup #Wembley.”

The cup final will take place on February 26, and Newcastle will officially learn their opponents on Wednesday night, when Manchester United face Forest in the second leg of their semi-final. Tens of thousands of Magpies fans are likely to head down to London, especially with this being the club’s first English cup final since the FA Cup defeat in 1999.

Newcastle fans will keenly remember that their club were defeated on that occasion by likely Carabao Cup final opponents Manchester United, creating another interesting narrative to the final.