If at first you don’t succeed. Or even at the second attempt. It had looked like being one of those nights for the Newcastle forward, Joelinton, who saw a first-half goal ruled out for handball and then advanced his contender for miss of the season at the beginning of the second period.
The quicksilver Miguel Almirón had crossed and, after a double deflection, the ball sat up for the onrushing Joelinton inside the six-yard box, the goal gaping. When he lifted high, he could have been forgiven for wanting to be a very long way away – say, back in Newcastle.
Written by David Hytner at St Mary’s
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/24/southampton-newcastle-united-carabao-cup-semi-final-first-leg-match-report under the title “Joelinton gives Newcastle semi-final first leg win at 10-man Southampton”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.