Newcastle United player ratings v Southampton: ‘Hero’ 9/10 & ‘reckless’ 6/10 ahead of Wembley final - gallery

Newcastle United secured a place in the Carabao Cup final following a 2-1 win over Southampton - here are the player ratings from the match.

An early brace from Sean Longstaff put Newcastle into a commanding lead early on before a Che Adams strike reduced the deficit for Southampton to 2-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate going in at half-time.

It was the first goal Nick Pope had conceded in 11 matches to set up a slightly nervous second half at St James’s Park for The Magpies.

A late sending off for Bruno Guimaraes following a VAR check made things even more nervous for the hosts in the closing stages but they kept their two-goal advantage intact.

Here are the Newcastle United player ratings from the match...

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