Newcastle United have advanced to their first domestic cup final this century and their first since 1999 following their two-legged victory over Southampton yesterday. Newcastle won the second leg yesterday by 2 goals to 1 having won the first leg 1 – 0 last Tuesday. The goals in last night’s victory included a brace for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff early in the first half with Southampton’s reply coming just before half time. The club are likely to face either Manchester United or Nottingham Forest who are both competing for the other semi-final place this Wednesday evening. Newcastle United as a club has been transformed by the Saudi led takeover last October and the appointment of Eddie Howe as head coach.
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Newcastle United like numerous clubs completed some high profile transfers late in the window including winger Anthony Gordon for over £40M from Everton. The club currently stand 3rd in the Premier League table having been bottom of the league at the same stage this time last year. Most of the present players have seen their performances improve with the improved coaching of Eddie Howe and his team and the club have spent money more wisely instead of needlessly blowing money on expensive transfers.
The club looks to remain among the upper echoleons of the English game having last experienced this present spell under the leadership of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson during the mid 1990s and early 2000s.