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Carabao Cup

Newcastle United v Southampton: Semi-Final post-match stat pack

1 February 2023

Following Newcastle United's 2-1 victory over Southampton in the Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg, here are a selection of post-match stats.

  • Newcastle have qualified for their first major cup final since 1999 (FA Cup), and their first League Cup final since 1976. Indeed, this gap of 47 years between League Cup final appearances is the longest for any team in the competition’s history.

  • Southampton have lost each of their last four matches against Newcastle across all competitions (all since the start of 2022), their longest ever losing streak against the Magpies.

  • Newcastle recorded their 15th victory of the 2022-23 campaign, in what was their 27th game. This is the quickest they’ve reached 15 wins in a single season as a top-flight club since 2001-02 (24th game).

  • Southampton were the first side to score against Newcastle at St. James’ Park since October (Ivan Toney for Brentford), with the Magpies having come into this game on a run of eight consecutive home clean sheets.

  • Newcastle opened the scoring after just four minutes and 14 seconds in this match - their earliest opening goal in a game at St. James’ Park this season, and their second-quickest opener overall, after going ahead at Leicester on Boxing Day inside three minutes (2:37).

  • Kieran Trippier has made more assists than any other Newcastle player this season (6), while only Andrew Robertson (8) has more among defenders for Premier League clubs across all competitions this term.

  • Sean Longstaff scored more goals in the opening 21 minutes tonight as he had in his first 60 appearances for Newcastle at St. James' Park combined (1). Indeed, Longstaff became the first Newcastle player to score a brace in a major semi-final since Alan Shearer in April 1999 in the FA Cup (v Spurs).

  • Che Adams’ goal for Southampton was the first that Newcastle had conceded in the first half of a match since August 2022 (Rúben Neves for Wolves), with tonight the 22ndgame that the Magpies have played since then.

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