Newcastle v Bournemouth: Why is Carabao Cup clash not on TV, how to watch highlights and kick off time

It will be another reunion for Eddie Howe and Bournemouth as Newcastle get set to welcome the south coast side in the Carabao Cup

Just 48 hours after the conclusion of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Newcastle are back in action. Eddie Howe’s side will welcome Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, squaring off against his old side.

Howe left Bournemouth following their relegation to the Championship in 2020. He took them from the depths of League Two to the Premier League in an astonishing run spanning almost a decade.

The Cherries head into the game buoyed with news their takeover has finally been completed. AFC Bournemouth Limited is now 100% owned by Turquoise Bidco Limited, which is majority owned and controlled by William Patrick Foley II.

Newcastle come into the game on scintillating form, which could be affected by the long six week break due to the World Cup. Their last loss came at the end of August, as Liverpool scored the winner deep into injury time.

The game was originally due to be played on Wednesday (December 21) but was brought forward due to industrial action. On the clubs website, Newcastle said: “United had been set to face the Cherries at St. James’ Park a week on Wednesday but due to the planned action - which affects North East Ambulance Service, the club’s long-standing provider of ambulances, paramedics and match command - the game will now be played a day earlier on Tuesday, 20th December with kick-off set for 7:45pm.”

When does Newcastle v Bournemouth kick off?

Newcastle v Bournemouth is set to kick off at 7.45pm on Tuesday (December 20). The game will be played at St James’ Park.

Is Newcastle v Bournemouth on TV?

No. The game has not been selected for TV coverage.

Why is Newcastle v Bournemouth not on TV?

Only a couple of Carabao Cup games get picked up for TV with Manchester United v Burnley and Manchester City v Liverpool being selected for this round.

How to keep up with Newcastle v Bournemouth

Despite the game not being on TV, there are ways to keep up with the action. Sky Sports News will keep you up to date with all the latest updates, and you can get live commentary on talkSPORT 2.

How to watch highlights of Newcastle v Bournemouth

From the start of the 2022/2023 season, ITV will show exclusive highlights of the competition. For this round, the highlights show will be broadcast on ITV4 on Wednesday (December 21) at 10.30pm.