Newcastle took a huge step towards a place at Wembley by beating Southampton 1-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
Joelinton’s tap-in from substitute Alexander Isak’s cross was enough to seal the important win for Eddie Howe’s side.
Although the Saints did think they had pegged the Magpies back after Adam Armstrong bundled the ball home to equalise.
However, the goal was ruled out for handball before things got worse for the hosts as Duje Caleta-Car was sent off for a second yellow card.
Newcastle will now head into the second leg at St James’ Park with a one-goal lead and one foot in the Carabao Cup final.