SOUTHAMPTON, Jan 25 ― Brazilian midfielder Joelinton fired a next-half winner to make Newcastle United a 1- earn at Southampton in their League Cup semi-final initially leg nowadays, with the hosts aggrieved they ended up denied an equaliser by VAR.
Joelinton and Newcastle thought they had struck in the to start with 50 percent, but he was ruled to have handled the ball before firing house by referee Stuart Attwell.
The site visitors ongoing to waste chances in the next 50 percent, with Joelinton missing an open purpose right before he created amends, arriving ideal on cue to change Alexander Isak’s minimal cross in the 73rd moment and score what proved to be the winner.
Southampton thought they had immediately levelled things up as a result of Adam Armstrong, but the striker was also adjudged to have applied his hand, this time adhering to a VAR overview.
Saints’ evening finished on yet another bitter note as Duje Caleta-Vehicle was sent off for two bookable offences late on, with Newcastle in pole position to achieve the remaining as they chase a initially domestic trophy considering that 1955.
The VAR intervention and various wonderful will save from goalkeeper Nick Pope means Newcastle have retained 16 cleanse sheets in all competitions this year, two far more than any other aspect in Europe’s big 5 leagues, which includes 10 in their previous 11 video games.
“We controlled the sport but we missed massive chances,” Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes explained to Sky Sports. “It’s just the initially activity now we need to think about the subsequent one. I am proud of the crew nowadays.
“One objective is significant, we could score additional but most essential was to be one-objective in entrance of Southampton. I want to thank Nick Pope, I believe he is the best goalkeeper in the earth. Let’s retain it going.”
VAR is not popular on the south coast given Southampton were denied yet another aim in a 1- Premier League defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend, following a foul was noticed in the construct-up to James Ward-Prowse’s deflected strike.
“It is a game of margins,” Southampton mentor Nathan Jones informed Sky Athletics. “We are so shut to being a good side. We have to start off taking our likelihood and stop conceding foolish targets.
“It is not about now or the subsequent activity, it is about making a thing we can be very pleased of.” ― Reuters