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Newcastle to visit Southampton, host them later in Carabao Cup semi-final

Newcastle are only three games away from winning their first trophy in nearly 70 years

Southampton FC v Newcastle United - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

Newcastle United will be playing giant-killing Southampton in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup through the end of January for a place in the final.

If the Magpies want to lift their first trophy in a million years on the turf of Wembley Stadium, they will have to defeat Soton in a two-leg semi-finals matchup.

The first game will take place at St. Mary’s Stadium in the week starting on Jan. 23rd, with the second-leg game being played at St James’ Park where Newcastle has excelled this season.

Southampton defeated eight-time winners Manchester City on Wednesday night in the closing game of the Carabao Cup’s quarter-finals matchups. The Saints knocked out City winning their game 2-0 while Nottingham Forest beat Wolves 4-3 on penalties to qualify along with Manchester United, winners on Tuesday.

Newcastle earned a place in the semi-finals for the first time in 18 years with a 2-0 win over Leicester City at St James’ Park on Big Dan Burn Night.

The Magpies have never in their history lifted the League Cup, and even more worryingly they are looking at a 68-year span without a single trophy.

The Toon surely is closer than ever to reaching glory this season, though, currently sitting third in the Premier League and three games away from winning the Carabao Cup.

That contrasts mightily with Southampton, sitting dead-last in the EPL table on 12 points through 18 games played. The Saints will give it all to win the cup while getting ready to play Championship football next season, so Newcastle better watch out to avoid surprises through the next few weeks of knockout-tournament play.