Carabao Cup: Newcastle Forward Jacob Murphy Sarcastically Mocks Southampton’s Duje Ćaleta Car

Carabao Cup: Newcastle Forward Jacob Murphy Sarcastically Mocks Southampton’s Duje Ćaleta Car

  • 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.

Jacob Murphy, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Newcastle, Southampton, red-card
Duje Ćaleta-Car is waved off by Jacob Murphy after he is sent off during the Carabao Cup semi-final between Southampton and Newcastle at St Mary's Stadium on January 24, 2023. Photo by Robin Jones.
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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

Sports Brief also reported on Manchester United taunting Manchester City with a TikTok video of Marcus Rashford not touching the ball, in the build-up to Bruno Fernandes’ goal on January 15.

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.