Southampton 0-0 Newcastle LIVE: Carabao Cup semi-final clash underway as in-form Magpies and struggling Saints aim to boost chances of reaching Wembley

    Newcastle travel to the south coast tonight to face Southampton with dreams of making it to Wembley.

    The Magpies haven’t been in a domestic cup final since the 1998/99 campaign, but playing the Saints over a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final looks like a brilliant chance to end that run.

    The Toon have the best defensive record in the top-flight and Nick Pope hasn’t conceded a goal in his last nine games.

    Meanwhile, Southampton appear to have hit a bit of form under Nathan Jones and have won three of their last four as they look to return to Wembley.

    The Saints reached the 2016/17 Carabao Cup final but were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United.

    • Carabao Cup semi-final first leg to kick-off at 8pm.
    • Southampton XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Caleta-Car, Salisu, Diallo, Alcaraz, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Orsic, Mara.
    • Subs: Caballero, Bednarek, Perraud, Lavia, Maitland-Niles, Edozie, Elyounoussi, Armstrong, Adams.
    • Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson.
    • Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Isak, Manquillo, Murphy, Anderson.
    • talkSPORT will have live coverage from the south coast.
    • Commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former West Ham forward Dean Ashton.

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