Southampton star Moussa Djenepo forced off with suspected concussion after being FLATTENED by Newcastle keeper Nick Pope

    MOUSSA DJENEPO was forced off with a suspected concussion after being flattened in a horror clash with Nick Pope.

    The Southampton forward ran towards the Newcastle penalty area late in the first half of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

    Nick Pope came out of his area to head the ball away from danger

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    Nick Pope came out of his area to head the ball away from dangerCredit: Reuters
    He clattered Moussa Djenepo in a nasty-looking collision

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    He clattered Moussa Djenepo in a nasty-looking collisionCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    The Saints star was sent crashing to the turf

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    The Saints star was sent crashing to the turfCredit: Reuters
    Pope was penalised with a free-kick only

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    Pope was penalised with a free-kick onlyCredit: Reuters
    The goalkeeper fell awkwardly to the ground but was fine to continue

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    The goalkeeper fell awkwardly to the ground but was fine to continueCredit: Reuters

    But the Toon goalkeeper raced out of his box to head the ball clear away from danger.

    However, after nodding the ball away to safety, Pope clattered through Djenepo.

    The Mali star, 24, collapsed to the turf and was treated by Saints medical staff on the St Mary’s pitch.

    After several minutes of attention, he was able to get up and walk down the tunnel unassisted.

    However, Djenepo could not carry on and was replaced by Adam Armstrong as a concussion sub.

    Pope was penalised with just a free-kick – but there was no further punishment in terms of a card from referee Stuart Attwell.

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    Referee Stuart Attwell checks on the stricken Saints forward

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    Referee Stuart Attwell checks on the stricken Saints forwardCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Djenepo was then checked over by Southampton docs

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    Djenepo was then checked over by Southampton docsCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Djenepo walked off the field just before half-time

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    Djenepo walked off the field just before half-timeCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

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