Nick Pope has been in incredible form for Newcastle this season but will now cruelly miss the Carabao Cup final this afternoon.
The England international has kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League and come up with some top saves.
But he had a moment to forget last weekend against Liverpool that could cost his team.
With the Magpies trailing 2-0, Alisson Becker launched a long ball over the Newcastle defence and Pope came charging out of his goal, headed the ball into his hands and was sent off.
The 30-year-old was devastated as he left the field, knowing that he will miss out on the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.
Will Nick Pope miss the Carabao Cup final?
Pope’s red card has only lead to a one-match ban because it wasn’t violent conduct.
And unfortunately for Newcastle and Pope, that ban applies to all domestic competitions, which means he will miss the cup final at Wembley.
It is a huge blow for Eddie Howe’s men and they will be forced to play one of their reserve options.
In a cruel twist of fate, second choice goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is cup-tied after making two appearances for Man United while on loan at Old Trafford in the first half of the season.
Karl Darlow is also out on loan with Hull City, meaning it will be Loris Karius who will fill in for Pope.
Karius is yet to make his Newcastle debut and last played for an English club in 2018 for Liverpool – which was THAT Champions League final display against Real Madrid.