Newcastle United, which quickly regained its status as an English powerhouse with an increased budget and smart investment, advanced to the semifinals of the Carabao Cup (England League Cup).
On the 11th (Korean time), Newcastle, who had the quarterfinals of the 2022-2023 Carabao Cup, won 2-0 against Leicester City at St. James Park in Newcastle, England. Dan Byrne and Joellington scored consecutive goals in the second half to lead the way.
Newcastle settled into the quarterfinals. On the same day, Manchester United also advanced to the semi-finals after beating Charlton Athletic 3-0. The other two teams will be decided in the matches between Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton and Manchester City on the 12th.
It is the first time Newcastle has advanced to the semifinals in various cup competitions since winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the 2006-2007 season. The Intertoto Cup, which was abolished in 2008, is a short-lived UEFA competition that had a lower status than the Europa League that currently exists. 안전놀이터
Including the more important domestic cup competition, it is the first time in 18 years since the semifinals of the English FA Cup in the 2004-2005 season that it has advanced to the semifinals. At that time, Newcastle defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated against Manchester United. It was a time when Alan Shearer, who became a veteran, did not show the destructive power he had before, and Patrick Kluivert, who was expected to be his replacement, was sluggish.
Currently, Newcastle is in third place in the English Premier League (EPL). It is a season that deserves to declare a revival. If you can finish the season by winning the EPL semi-finals and the League Cup, that is the best result. In that case, Newcastle could become a more formidable team next season through more drastic signings.