- Duje Ćaleta-Car was hilariously waved off the pitch after receiving a red versus Newcastle
- Magpies forward Jacob Murphy made the savage gesture towards the Saints' centre-back
- A Joelinton strike in the second half was enough to help Newcastle to a vital first-leg win
Picture this: your team is trailing in a major cup semi-final by one goal and in an attempt to prevent it from getting worse, you get red-carded. And as you walk off the pitch, you get mocked by an opponent player.
Southampton defender, Duje Ćaleta-Car had an evening to forget at the Saint Mary's Stadium after he was sent off for a second yellow card by referee, Stuart Attwell.
The Saints were playing the Magpies in the first Carabao Cup semi-final on January 24. Joelinton had given the visitors the lead in the 73rd minute, after seeing a goal ruled out for a handball just before half-time.
It was a game marked by the same defensive resoluteness seen from Eddie Howe's team this season, as Nick Pope stood firm in the Newcastle goal.
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The team's hopes of safeguarding their slender lead were boosted massively after Ćaleta-Car was sent off, after picking up two yellow cards in either half.
As the Croatian trudged off the pitch, Jacob Murphy - a Newcastle second-half substitute -sarcastically waved him away much to the delight of the Magpies fans.
@UtdAllen said on social media:
"Imagine they lose the second leg now cause of this"
Howe's side will now be in a prime position to qualify for the final, where they will face either Nottingham Forrest or Manchester United.
United mock rivals after derby
The two Manchester clubs have enjoyed a tense rivalry in recent years, with the Citizens seeming to always come out on top in most encounters.
But things changed on Saturday as the Red Devils came from behind - albeit in controversial circumstances - to move within a point of their neighbours.