Newcastle v Leicester: Carabao Cup quarter-final – live | Carabao Cup


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Eddie Howe talks to Sky Sports. “It’s a special night for us, an opportunity to progress into a semi-final. A very difficult game, but we’re expecting a really good match. These are the games we want, the pressure that comes with it we will relish and enjoy. The power of the supporters here is huge. We try to play a style of football they enjoy watching, and that they will back, and make the difference. We need the crowd as a powerful force to help us. We will try to use [the Wednesday defeat] to learn from and power us on.”

Newcastle United make eight changes to the starting XI in the wake of the Wednesday fiasco. Joelinton, Sean Longstaff and Sven Botman are the only players to keep their spots.

Leicester also make eight changes after their altogether more pleasant FA Cup trip to Gillingham. Only Marc Albrighton, Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Perez keep their place.

The teams

Preamble

Can Newcastle bounce back from their shock FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday? Can Leicester rebound from the 0-3 thrashing Newcastle inflicted on them on Boxing Day? We’ll find out tonight, with a place in the semi-final of the League Cup up for grabs. Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. It’s on!





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