Newcastle are into the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time since 1976 as Eddie Howe’s men moved one step closer to ending a 54-year wait for silverware on Tyneside.
A immature United side featured eight changes as Erik ten Hag had one eye on Saturday’s derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford. One of those retained in the starting line- up from Friday’s 3- 1 palm over Everton, Antony, made the advance with a luxurious strike on 21 twinkles. Charlton were roared on by a travelling support of,000 and the third- league side kept the tie alive despite Ten Hag introducing Casemiro, Rashford and Christian Eriksen off the bench for the final partial hour.
Rashford eventually made the game safe for the hosts in the 90th nanosecond, scoring for the eighth straight game at Old Trafford.
The England transnational also took his census for the season to 15 with a thumping finish from Casemiro’s pass deep into cessation time.
“We had to be in that semi final and we did the job,” said Ten Hag.
“I suppose we had to finish this off beforehand on but in the end the ideal was to get through so respects to the platoon.”
Newcastle are into the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time since 1976 as Eddie Howe’s men moved one step closer to ending a 54- time stay for flatware on Tyneside.
“It would mean everything to win a jewel but we just need to concentrate on the coming game,” said Newcastle right- back Kieran Trippier.
“The sympathizers then are brilliant. They follow us in figures and it’s always a great atmosphere at home. We want to make them proud by giving everything on the pitch.”
The Babblers swept Leicester away in a recent 3- 0 palm at the King Power in the Premier League and only a lack of ruthlessness from the hosts kept the Foxes in the game for an hour atSt. James’ Demesne.
Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff and Callum Wilson were shamefaced of passing up big chances before half- time.
Rather, it was the doubtful figure of Dan Burn who opened the scoring. The giant left-aft slotted home coolly with his right bottom.
Joelinton snappily doubled Newcastle’s lead with a calm finish from Miguel Almiron’s pass to leave the home suckers featuring of a visit to Wembley coming month.
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