Newcastle United Win First-Leg Away At Southampton To Move To 13/8 To Win EFL Cup

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A Joelinton goal won the first-leg for Newcastle United in their semi-final against Southampton. They’re now priced at 13/8 to win the EFL Cup this season.

  • Joelinton has first half goal ruled out for handball but scores again in second half
  • Southampton miss vital chances to take lead before goal
  • Adam Armstrong has goal disallowed for handball minutes after going behind
  • Southampton reduced to ten men after game becomes feisty late on
  • Newcastle United now priced at 13/8 to win the EFL Cup

Joelinton had a first half goal ruled out after handball. The referee blew for the handball and VAR decided there wasn’t enough to overturn the decision.

The second half sparked into life after Joelinton scored in the 73rd minute. Alexander Isak came off the bench and caused trouble for the Southampton defence. Isak set up the goal when he ran the lines and put a ball across for Joelinton to tap in.

Two minutes later, ex-Newcastle United man Adam Armstrong thought he’d equalised. VAR came into play again and the goal was ruled out for a harsh handball.

First Trophy In The New Era?

If they were to claim the EFL Cup this season, it would mark their first honour under the new ownership. It would be just what the new owners would want in their first full season.

A potential EFL Cup win, alongside their battle for top four, is some way to start the new era.

They aren’t favourites for the trophy but at 13/8 with most bookmakers they’re seen as real contenders.

Manchester United are the clear favourites to win the trophy and claim their first trophy under Erik ten Hag. At 7/8, the bookmakers clearly expect United to carry on their fine league form in the cup and mark ten Hag’s first season in style.

Man United’s semi-final opponents, Nottingham Forest, are some way off the United in the odds priced at 12/1. Nottingham Forest returned to the Premier League after a long exile and after a poor start to the season they’re now out of the relegation zone and find themselves in a cup semi-final.

Newcastle United’s opposition, Southampton, have drifted out to 9/1 after the defeat in the first-leg. Nathan Jones has only been in charge for a short while and would love to guide the club to the final. However, they’ve got to now go to St James Park and overturn the one goal deficit. Jones will also have his thoughts on keeping the Saints in the Premier League as a priority, but a cup final can act as a momentum booster for a club.

EFL Cup Winner Odds

  • Manchester United 7/8
  • Newcastle United 13/8
  • Southampton 9/1
  • Nottingham Forest 12/1

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