The quarter-finals of the 2022-2023 English League Cup kicked off today. Newcastle United (Xihe) defeated Leicester City 2-0 at home and successfully won the semi-finals. This is the first time the team has entered the championship since 47 years League Cup semi-final.
Leicester City’s thrilling parry started with a fiery offensive in the first half
Newcastle United showed a fierce offensive at the beginning of the first half. In the second minute, 25-year-old midfielder Sean Longstaff scored in the penalty area, but he shot the ball over the goal crossbar.
Then in the 15th minute, Newcastle United had another chance to score. The 25-year-old midfielder Bruno Guimarães tried to attack the goal by catching the ball from the left, but the shot missed the goal post.
However, Newcastle United’s offensive did not weaken, but approached step by step, leaving Leicester City with no chance of possession of the ball after that.
In the 19th minute, the home team’s Longstaff scored from close range, but was blocked by Leicester City’s 29-year-old goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Bahn opened the scoring in the second half, Joe Linton made a fast break and scored Leicester City missed the opportunity
The two sides entered the second half with no achievements. The home team’s 26-year-old forward Joelinton shot the ball from the right side in the 46th minute.
Finally, in the 60th minute, 30-year-old defender Dan Bain cut from the left, crossed 2 defenders and shot into the far corner to break the deadlock! The first goal of the game was also Bahn’s first for Newcastle United this season.
A dream come true for Dan Burn! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/hgadim5VFq
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 10, 2023
After 12 minutes, 28-year-old midfielder Miguel Almiron sent a cross to Joelinton, who scored from the left, and the latter rushed into the penalty area before the opponent had time to mark and scored to help Newcastle. United lead 2-0! This is his third goal this season.
Originally, Leicester City was expected to regain a victory in the 74th minute, but the 36-year-old forward Jamie Vardy shot wide in the penalty area, which made him miss 2 good scoring opportunities in 1 minute. In the end, they lost to the home team 2-0 and missed the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Reached the League Cup semi-finals after a lapse of 47 years
With Newcastle United’s victory in this game, they successfully won the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. It is worth mentioning that the last time Newcastle United reached the semi-finals of the League Cup was in 1976. And Newcastle United once broke into the domestic FA Cup semi-finals in the 2004-2005 season. This will be the team’s first domestic cup semi-final since the 2005 FA Cup.