Newcastle reached their first main semi-final since 2005 after beating Leicester 2-0 at St James’ Park to make the final 4 of the Carabao Cup.
While they went all the way in which within the lightly-regarded and now defunct Intertoto Cup in 2006, there was comparatively little to cheer for the Tynesiders in recent times.
With Eddie Howe’s aspect now simply two wins away from a primary important cup victory since 1969, the PA information company appears to be like at a few of their shut calls and humblings since their final semi-final outing.
2005-06 FA Cup quarter-final
Twelve months on from capitulating to Manchester United at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium of their most up-to-date semi-final look, United had an opportunity to get again to the identical stage of the FA Cup. But an early John Terry purpose secured Chelsea a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, the place Newcastle completed with 10 males as Robbie Elliott was despatched off for 2 bookable offences. Defeat ended Alan Shearer’s hopes of successful a trophy in his remaining season at Newcastle.
2012-13 Europa League quarter-final
A uncommon wave of optimism swept over the north east within the Mike Ashley period as a shock fifth-place Premier League end was adopted by some thrilling nights in Europe the next season. Their run got here to a head towards Benfica, who received the primary leg 3-1. Papiss Cisse had two targets disallowed after which opened the scoring within the return however Eduardo Salvio struck late on to extinguish Magpies hopes as Benfica claimed a 4-2 victory on mixture.
2016-17 EFL Cup quarter-final
Newcastle’s finest probability of reaching the League Cup semi-finals for the primary time since 1976 got here at Hull. Having put six previous Preston within the earlier spherical, the Magpies drew a clean over the 90 minutes in East Yorkshire and though Mo Diame opened the scoring in further time, Robert Snodgrass quickly levelled. The guests endured penalty shoot-out heartache, shedding 3-1 after Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and Yoan Gouffran all missed their spot-kicks.
2011-12 FA Cup third spherical
Stevenage had been ranked 73 locations under Newcastle within the footballing pyramid however that didn’t stop the League Two aspect from producing one of many largest giant-killings within the FA Cup this century. Mike Williamson’s personal purpose and Michael Bostwick put Stevenage in cost earlier than issues went from dangerous to worse for Newcastle when the late Cheick Tiote noticed purple for a rash lunge. Joey Barton halved the deficit however Newcastle had been put out of their distress by Peter Winn.
2016-17 FA Cup fourth spherical
After 4 successive third-round exits amid a interval of gloom beneath proprietor Ashley – they received only one FA Cup tie between late January 2010 and the beginning of 2017 – Newcastle, within the Championship on the time, defeated Birmingham in a replay to lastly get previous the primary hurdle. But they had been chastened by Oxford subsequent up as second-half targets from Kane Hemmings, Curtis Nelson and Toni Martinez left Rafael Benitez’s aspect in a heap following a 3-0 loss.
2021-22 FA Cup third spherical
While a takeover and the appointment of Eddie Howe led to an upturn, their cup woes continued after struggling a 1-0 house loss to Cambridge, who had been sixteenth in League One on the time. Joe Ironside, a striker who grew up in awe of Newcastle nice Alan Shearer, turned in the one purpose of the sport after the restart to immediate jubilation among the many travelling assist because the U’s secured one of many upsets of the spherical.