Carabao Cup Semi-Final Draw And Date As Newcastle Will Face Southampton

Manchester United will face Nottingham Forest While Southampton against Newcastle in the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Newcastle United are looking to end their 68-year trophy drought and moved a step closer to winning the Carabao Cup by knocking out Leicester City with a 2-0 victory at St James’ Park on Tuesday.

2022/23 Carabao Cup semi-final draw:


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Southampton vs Newcastle

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United

When are the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

The first leg of the semi finals are scheduled to place in the week commencing January 23,

while the return fixtures will be played in the week commencing January 30.

Today's FA Cup Predictions Including Tottenham vs Portsmouth

Today’s English FA Cup Predictions as Tottenham will host Portsmouth and liverpool will welcome Wolves at Etihad stadium


Preston vs. Huddersfield (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Preston North End will face fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town in the

third round of the FA Cup this afternoon at Deepdale, with both teams looking to improve on inconsistent festive periods in the second tier.

These two historic clubs have three FA Cups between them but have both struggled to reach the latter stages of this famous competition in recent times.

Preston have started to struggle after a solid start to the Championship season, but an FA Cup win this weekend against a Huddersfield side that are poor travellers is very plausible.

The Terriers may opt to rotate their XI heavily as they look to focus on securing their second-tier survival, and if that is the case then they should fully expect to exit the FA Cup at this early stage.

Preston North End 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Tottenham vs. Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Tottenham Hotspur’s latest quest to end their 15-year trophy drought sees them tackle Portsmouth in FA Cup third-round.

The Lilywhites enter the contest on the back of a resounding 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, while the visitors travel to North London managerless following the sacking of Danny Cowley.

The infamous new manager bounce is unlikely to make a difference for this Portsmouth side,

who may set up defensively to try to frustrate Tottenham, but such efforts should prove futile.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Portsmouth


Gillingham vs. Leicester (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Leicester City kick off their bid for FA Cup glory with a trip to the Priestfield Stadium to face League Two strugglers Gillingham.

The Foxes enter the showdown on the back of a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Fulham, while the hosts’ struggles continued with a 1-0 loss to Stevenage on Monday.

Even with several first-team stars likely to be rested and myriad more in the medical bay, Leicester should still prove far too strong for an out-of-sorts Gills team here.

Rodgers’ side have hardly covered themselves in glory in league action either, but this should be a relatively simple route into the fourth round for the visitors.

Gillingham 0-2 Leicester City


Forest Green vs. Birmingham (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Two teams struggling in their respective leagues meet on Saturday afternoon as Forest Green Rovers and Birmingham City battle it out for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Forest Green sit bottom of League One with a distance between themselves and safety,

whereas Birmingham have recently endured a run of three consecutive losses in the Championship.

Forest Green have been on a poor run of form and will not be confident of progressing into the fourth round with a win against Championship opposition on Saturday.

Birmingham are showing signs that they could be dragged into another second-tier relegation battle, but the amount of injuries within the squad means they cannot rotate too much at The New Lawn – something that may give them an advantage.

Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Birmingham City


Crystal Palace vs. Southampton (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Crystal Palace will welcome fellow Premier League side Southampton to Selhurst Park in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, with a spot in the fourth round of the competition on offer for both sides.

The home side will enter the match off the back of a 4-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Tuesday,

while Southampton were beaten 1-0 by Nottingham Forest on the same night.

It is always difficult to know what to expect when two Premier League sides meet in the early rounds of the FA Cup,

as both managers will make changes to their sides. Southampton are really difficult to back at the moment due to their struggles, though, so we have had to side with the home team on this occasion.

Crystal Palace 3-1 Southampton

Reading vs. Watford (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Reading and Watford take a break from Championship action to square off in the FA Cup third round on Saturday afternoon.

Although nine places separate the two teams in the second tier, the visitors hold just a four-point advantage over the Royals.

With both managers likely to tinker with their squads, this is an even more unpredictable fixture than it may have been with full-strength sides.

While Reading will still be confident of registering yet another home win this campaign, we feel that a greater freedom for Watford to express themselves may lead to a narrow away victory.

Reading 1-2 Watford

Middlesbrough vs. Brighton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Middlesbrough host Brighton & Hove Albion in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, with both sides enjoying good seasons in the Championship and the Premier League respectively.

Boro have ascended the second-tier table after the appointment of Michael Carrick as manager, whereas Brighton continue to develop as a side despite the departure of ex-boss Graham Potter and many key players in the summer.

Middlesbrough are flying in the Championship under Carrick and should fancy their chances against the Premier League visitors on Saturday, especially considering their run in the FA Cup last season.

Brighton will place a lot of importance on reaching the latter stages of this competition as they hunt their first major trophy, and they should have enough to earn a place in the fourth round this weekend.

Middlesbrough 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion


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Chesterfield vs. West Brom (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Aiming to stretch their winning run across all competitions to four matches, West Bromwich Albion visit the Proact Stadium for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with National League side Chesterfield.

The hosts head into the clash on the back of a 4-1 thumping of Scunthorpe United, while the Baggies ran out 1-0 victors over Reading in their most recent Championship battle.

A Chesterfield side with a taste for goals and victories on their own patch should experience some joy against a ravaged West Brom backline, but the odd consolation goal may be the only aspect of the game worth looking back on.

While Corberan is unlikely to go gung-ho and risk any more injuries on Saturday, the in-form Baggies should still get the job done in relatively routine fashion.

Chesterfield 1-3 West Bromwich Albion

Boreham Wood vs. Accrington (Saturday, 3.00pm)

After upsetting the odds to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup last season, non-league outfit Boreham Wood are dreaming of emulating that performance once again in England’s most famous cup competition.

Standing in their way in the third round on Saturday are League One side Accrington Stanley, who have never progressed beyond the fourth round.

With Accrington heading into this cup match in poor form in League One, we expect to see a tight affair at Meadow Park.

With their confidence surely boosted by last season’s cup run – as well as their victory against Bristol Rovers in the previous round – it would be no surprise to see another upset ensue in favour of the hosts.

Boreham Wood 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Bournemouth vs. Burnley (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Bournemouth will hope to rediscover some form when they play host to Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

While the Cherries have recently lost three successive games in the Premier League, the Clarets are five points clear at the top of the Championship.

This has all the makings of being a tight match, regardless of the teams that are selected by the two managers. However, with Bournemouth low on confidence, we expect the visitors to edge this fixture by the odd goal in three, potentially via a late strike.

Bournemouth 2-3 Burnley


Fleetwood vs. QPR (Saturday, 3.00pm)

League One meets Championship on Saturday afternoon as Fleetwood Town and Queens Park Rangers face off in the third round of the FA Cup at Highbury Stadium.

Fleetwood have never progressed into the fourth round of this competition and will be desperate to do so this weekend,

Meanwhile Rangers will be hoping to record a victory in order to build some momentum under new manager Neil Critchley.

Fleetwood Town 1-3 Queens Park Rangers

Blackpool vs. Nott’m Forest (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Nottingham Forest will be bidding to build on their recent strong form when they face Blackpool in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

At a time when the visitors have moved outside of the Premier League relegation zone, the home side remain in the bottom three in the Championship.

Blackpool may welcome the chance to focus their attention away from league matters, hoping that it leads to a rare win. However,

Forest have strength in depth and players who want to impress, leading us to predict a relatively comfortable win for the visitors.

Blackpool 1-3 Nottingham Forest


Hull City vs. Fulham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Marco Silva takes Fulham to his former club Hull City on Saturday for a fixture in the third round of the FA Cup.

Both teams enter this game in excellent form, the home side having recently moved away from the Championship relegation zone and the visitors challenging for a top-six spot in the Premier League.

While Silva will inevitably make alterations to his starting lineup, we cannot ignore the Mitrovic factor. With the Serbian in line to start, he will fancy his chances of netting at least a couple of goals, and that would likely prove decisive.

Hull City 0-2 Fulham

Millwall vs. Sheff Utd (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Two Championship sides will fight for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, as Sheffield United travel to London to take on Millwall at The Den.

The teams both enter the competition at this stage and in the midst of unbeaten runs in their respective pushes for promotion to the Premier League, with the visitors sat second in England’s second tier.

Millwall 1-2 Sheffield United

Shrewsbury vs. Sunderland (Saturday, 3.00pm)

League One side Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to cause an upset when they host Sunderland in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

The visitors, meanwhile, will be looking to emulate the famous Sunderland team from 1973, who won the FA Cup despite only competing in the second tier of English football.

Despite the visitors being likely to make plenty of changes for their cup tie, we expect Sunderland to have too much strength-in-depth for Shrewsbury, who have seen their form significantly dip in recent outings.

Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sunderland

Ipswich vs. Rotherham (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Rotherham United will make the long trip to Portman Road on Saturday to take on Ipswich Town for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The visitors enter at this stage in a tough run of form in the Championship, while their hosts sit third in League One and have already seen off two teams to reach this round.

Ipswich Town 2-0 Rotherham United


Brentford vs. West Ham (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Brentford and West Ham United take a break from Premier League action to square off in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

While the Bees are unbeaten in six games, West Ham are winless over the same period, leading to 11 points separating the teams in the top flight.

While Brentford are classed as the clear favourites for this fixture, the prospect of changes being made should lead to a tight contest.

With that in mind, we feel that the Hammers may edge this game, earning a result which could buy Moyes some time in the dugout.

Brentford 1-2 West Ham United

Coventry vs. Wrexham (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Coventry City will be hoping to avoid being on the wrong end of a major upset when they host Wrexham in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

The visitors are currently second in the National League, which is three divisions lower than the Championship, where Coventry compete.

With both managers likely to hand some of their squad players rare game time, we expect to seen an entertaining affair at Coventry on Saturday evening.

However, the hosts should have too much quality for their opponents in the end, even if their place in the English footballing pyramid is arguably a false one.

Coventry City 3-1 Wrexham


Luton vs. Wigan (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Luton Town and Wigan Athletic will do battle at Kenilworth Road on Saturday with a place in the FA Cup fourth round up for grabs.

Kolo Toure is continuing his search for a first win as manager of the visitors, while their hosts’ new boss Rob Edwards has enjoyed a strong start in the hot seat.

Luton will come into the game with far more confidence and momentum than their opponents,

and even if the likes of Morris are rested from the start, we can still only envisage the Hatters progressing thanks to their superior quality.

Luton Town 3-2 Wigan Athletic


Grimsby Town vs. Burton Albion (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Grimsby Town and Burton Albion will be fighting for a place in the FA Cup fourth round when they meet at Blundell Park on Saturday.

Grimsby have not reached that stage since 2000, while Burton last progressed beyond the third round in 2011.

With Burton unlikely to take this match too seriously considering their relegation fears.

Grimsby Town 2-1 Burton Albion

Sheff Weds vs. Newcastle (Saturday, 6.00pm)

Premier League high-flyers Newcastle United will travel to South Yorkshire on Saturday to do battle with Sheffield Wednesday in an FA Cup third-round tie at Hillsborough.

The Magpies enter at this stage of the competition, while their third-tier hosts have already seen off Morecambe and Mansfield Town to earn their tie with top-flight opposition.

Even with the vast majority of their key players likely to be rested, Newcastle still boast plenty of quality and should have more than enough to triumph away at one of the third tier’s strongest outfits.

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Newcastle United

Liverpool vs. Wolves (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Liverpool begin the defence of their FA Cup crown with the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers to Anfield for Saturday’s third-round match.

The Reds enter the clash on the back of a humbling 3-1 loss to Brentford in the Premier League, while Julen Lopetegui’s side were pegged back in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Both sets of fans will no doubt be excited to catch a glimpse of Gakpo and Cunha in action, but the latter cannot solve Wolves’ ongoing goalscoring woes all by himself.

Liverpool 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Alan Shearer Slams ‘Disrespectful’ Mikel Arteta After Arsenal’s Draw With Newcastle

Alan Shearer does not feel that Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty as he slam Mikel Arteta over ‘disrespectful’ touchline antics.

Not for the first time this season, Arteta lost his cool during Arsenal’s goalless draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The 40-year-old could be seen sprinting out of his technical area and confronting the fourth official as Newcastle frustrated the Premier League leaders.

Arteta appeared to be angry at the scrappy affair of the match – seven yellow were handed out by referee Andy Madley – and described the decision not to award his team two penalties as ‘scandalous’.

But former England striker Shearer says Arteta ‘needs to have a word with himself’ and ‘disrespects’ the opposition and the officials with his touchline conduct.

The Newcastle legend also claimed Arteta’s behaviour could be having a detrimental effect on his players on the pitch.


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‘I think Mikel Arteta needs to have a word with himself, or his assistant needs to have a word with him and calm him down.’

‘I think he’s disrespectful to the opposition and he’s making it very difficult for the referees who have a hard enough job as it is.

‘I get he wants to be animated but if his players behaved like him, he wouldn’t like it and it would cost him. He needs to calm down.

‘I get they’re top of the league and it’s a big game, but he’s making it very, very difficult for referees and he’s disrespecting the opposition.’

‘They know they’re under pressure but when you see your manager behave like that on the touchline…

‘He needs to calm down. He’s the one making the tough decisions so he needs to stay calm.

At the minute he’s just going crazy and that can’t be helpful to the players can it?’

Arsenal were looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points against Newcastle but had to settle for eight ahead of Manchester City’s game in hand against Chelsea on Thursday.

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Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points despite enduring a frustrating night as they were held 0-0 by Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium.


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The Gunners made a super-charged start but struggled to turn their superiority into clear-cut chances to test Nick Pope in the visiting goal.





Arsenal XI vs Newcastle: Team News Possible Lineup

Arsenal will host Newcastle at Emirates Stadium this evening as Gunners ended 2022 with a pulsating 4-2 success over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Emile Smith Rowe has taken part in a few training sessions as he closes in on a return from groin surgery, but he will only make the bench at best here if he is passed fit.

Arsenal could go with an unchanged starting line-up.

Gabriel Jesus once again misses out with a knee injury while Reiss Nelson is set to be unavailable due to his hamstring issue.


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Arteta recently indicated a January return for Emile Smith Rowe after groin surgery in September but the Newcastle match will likely come too soon for him.

Therefore an unchanged line-up from the one that beat Brighton is expected.

Takehiro Tomiyasu is back from a hamstring injury but should remain on the bench with Ben White the first-choice right-back.

There is a chance that Oleksandr Zinchenko may be rotated out on the opposite flank having also only just shaken off a problem.

Eddie Nketiah will continue up front, flanked by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Arsenal Possible Lineup:


White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;

Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka;

Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Carabao Cup Quarter-Final Draw In Full: As Southampton Will Host Manchester City

Manchester City will be up against Southampton as Manchester City earned their place in the last eight after overcoming Liverpool 3-2 in a Carabao Cup cracker at The Etihad.

Charlton Athletic have been handed a plum trip to Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

The third-tier strugglers were the only non-Premier League team left in Thursday’s draw after stunning top-flight Brighton on penalties, and their reward is a trip to Old Trafford in the New Year.

57 places currently separate United and Charlton in the Football League pyramid,


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with the Addicks having a new manager at the helm after appointing Dean Holden as Ben Garner’s replacement earlier this week.

Newcastle will continue their quest for a first major domestic trophy since 1955 against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester at St James’ Park.

Carabao Cup quarter-final draw in full

  • Manchester United vs Charlton


  • Southampton vs Manchester City
  • Nottingham Forest vs Wolves


  • Newcastle vs Leicester

The Carabao Cup quarter-final matches will take place the week beginning January 9.

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Newcastle defeat Chelsea 1-0 at St. James’ Park – a result which put the Magpies back in third in the Premier League ahead of the break for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Chelsea were forced to make an early substitution in the seventh minute, as a calf issue forced Ruben Loftus-Cheek off for Thiago Silva.

It was a lethargic first half that had little flow, but Newcastle were on top for most of the opening 45.

Their press was relentless, suffocating Chelsea to the middle of the pitch.

The home side found joy on the flanks, but their final passes into the box were poor.

In the first half, Eddie Howe’s men crossed 10 times from open play, but only one of those crosses got on the end of a Newcastle player.


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In the dying minutes of the half, the home side felt that they deserved a penalty after Dan Burns’ cross was brushed by Trevor Chalobah’s arm,

but the referee and the VAR team deemed that the defender had no choice but to use his arm out to support himself as he slid on the pitch to make the block.

Graham Potter deemed that Chelsea needed a change at half-time, opting to bring on Christian Pulisic for Cesar Azpilicueta, pushing Conor Gallagher to the right-wing back role.

The home team continued to push in the second half, and they were rewarded for their efforts in the 67th minute.

Almiron received the ball out wide on the right and took the ball inwards.

He took a touch too heavy on the edge of the area, straight in the path of Willock, who passed in a powerful shot past Edouard Mendy and into the back of the net.

Potter then made a triple change, bringing on Marc Cucurella, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech,

and while the visitors saw more of the ball in the last quarter of the match, they were unable to make it count.



Tottenham XI vs Newcastle: Team News Possible Line-up

Tottenham are still missing key forwards Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski for today’s Premier League meeting with Newcastle.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is expected to stick with the 3-5-2 system he used in Wednesday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford,

with Lucas Moura still not considered fit enough to start and Bryan Gil not trusted in the Premier League.

There is likely to be a change at right wing-back, with Emerson Royal available again after suspension and likely to come straight back in for Matt Doherty.

Ryan Sessegnon could also replace Ivan Perisic on the opposite flank.

The other probable change is at left centre-back, where Clement Lenglet is a straight swap for Ben Davies.

Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur, as well as the front two,

could all do with a rest but it is doubtful if Conte will risk bringing in the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga or Oliver Skipp.


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“We have a lot of problems with the players up front and now we have to cope with this difficult situation.”

“At the same time I don’t want to give my players excuses.

We have to be strong in a difficult period, and use this period to become stronger and stronger.

I want players ready to take responsibility even when the situation is not easy.

This way, you prepare a lot to be a protagonist in future.”

Possible Tottenham XI (3-5-2):


Romero, Dier, Lenglet;

Emerson, Bentancur, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon;

Son, Kane.

Manchester United Charged By FA Over Players Indecipline During Newcastle Match

Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association over indiscipline of their players during last weekend’s draw against Newcastle.

Referee Craigh Pawson was surrounded by a clutch of angry United players following his

decision to rule out what Cristiano Ronaldo thought was the opening goal of the contest.

The Red Devils have been found to be in breach of FA Rule E20.1 and the club now has until Thursday to respond to the charge.

Ronaldo thought he had registered his first Premier League goal of the season during the early stages of the second half at Old Trafford.

Newcastle appeared to take a free-kick deep inside their own half when Fabian Schar tapped the ball back to Nick Pope, apparently intending for the goalkeeper to take the set-piece.


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The England international hesitated while deciding where to play the ball and that allowed Ronaldo to pounce.

‘The free-kick was slightly in the wrong place and obviously Fabby’s [Schar] rolled it back to me and walked off,’ Pope told Chronicle Live.

He said:

‘I think you know by everyone’s body language that you know he’s not meaning to take a free-kick.

‘I think the referee sorted it out quickly and fair play to him for making the right decision and squashed it straight away.’

When asked about Ronaldo’s goal controversy, Erik ten Hag said:

‘I don’t have a comment, everyone has seen it.

‘I shared that with them [the officials]. Everyone has seen what happened today on the pitch.’

Providing his verdict on Ronaldo’s attempt, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said:

‘I could see it at the time, and for me it was clear Fabi [Schar] wasn’t taking the kick. He was allowing Nick to do it.

‘I don’t know if the ref had blown his whistle, but I don’t think he had to restart play.

For me, it was clear that Nick was waiting to actually deliver the free-kick and then, obviously, Ronaldo had taken the ball off him.

‘It would have been a very, very difficult goal to swallow if it had stood. For me it was clear the ball it wasn’t in play.’

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Cristiano Ronaldo had two goals disallowed as Manchester United were held to a 0-0 by Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

The Magpies created more chances in an entertaining first-half with Joelinton hitting the

woodwork twice with headers in the space of a few seconds while Callum Wilson had a strong penalty shout when he was tripped by Raphael Varane.

Erik ten Hag, who started Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Fred, saw his side eventually find their rhythm and Antony forced Nick Pope into a fine save.

Ronaldo had two goals disallowed in the space of a minute in a bizarre start to the second half.

The Portuguese forward was correctly ruled offside for the first incident.


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He was then penalised for nicking the ball off Nick Pope following a Magpies free-kick and putting the ball into an empty net but the referee controversially ruled the ball was still dead.

And Ten Hag’s mood towards the officials would not have improved after Sancho was denied a penalty after appearing to be fouled by Sean Longstaff.

Marcus Rashford was brought on for Ronaldo for the final 20 minutes, and missed a sitter in stoppage time with a header from close range,

while Eddie Howe brought on Joe Willock, Matt Targett and Chris Wood but it failed to yield a goal.

The result means United remain fifth in the Premier league table, one place above the Magpies.