‘We are so fortunate’ - Newcastle United co-owners wowed by what they saw in Leicester City win

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The Newcastle United co-owners both said the same thing after the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Leicester City.

Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben heaped praise on Newcastle United’s ‘12th man’ after the Carabao Cup quarter-final victory against Leicester City.

The Magpies reached their first semi-final in 18 years after second-half goals from Dan Burn and Joelinton sealed a 2-0 win at St James’ Park.

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The Wor Flags initiative to encourage supporters to #BringYourScarf helped create a special atmosphere from the get-go, which continued throughout the evening.

And watching on from the directors’ box, co-owners Ghodoussi and Reuben could not hide their pride at what they witnessed from the 52,009 fans inside the stadium.

Posting a video of the pre-match atmosphere, Ghodoussi tweeted: “Never gets old. Our 12th man.

“Proud of the boys tonight and proud of this club and city @nufc #nufc #CarabaoCup #NewcastleUnited @jamiereuben @PIF_en.”

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Having tagged Reuben in the tweet, the Magpies board member was quick to agree with Ghodoussi’s view.

“@ghodoussi We are so fortunate to have the best supporters in the world #12thperson,” Reuben replied.

He added: “Great display and performance - well done to the lads- semi finals here we come ! @NUFC.”

Head coach Eddie Howe was asked about the atmosphere after the game and said: “When I walked out from the tunnel, you could see the scarfs and the black and white. What a picture.

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“Night games at the stadium are always a thing of beauty but then you see that atmosphere and the movement of everyone around the stands, I thought it set up to be hopefully a good performance from us.

“You just hoped we could live up to the support we got and I thought the players did. Credit to the supporters for not getting anxious by us missing chances and not quite taking the excellent moves we had. That certainly helped the players relax and get the goals in the end.”

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