Hello and welcome to our live blog covering Newcastle’s trip to Brentford for the League Cup

The Magpies have a chance to reach the semi-finals of the competition, but have to prevail against a tough opponent in the Brentford Championship

The bees are fourth in the championship table and their line is led by former Magpie Ivan Toney, who has scored 16 goals so far this season

Newcastle will have to do without Allan Saint-Maximin and Captain Jamaal Lascelles as the couple recovers from COVID-19

Kick-off is at 5:30 a.m. – we bring you all the information on setup, team news, live action and post-game reactions

Dasilva puts the ball from the NUFC on the left and Ghoddos hits it in the ground, he jumps over Darlow and hits the bar

This is a great cross from Ryan Fraser with his weaker left foot into the box – Callum Wilson, stretching for it, just doesn’t get it

The ball is whipped in by the NUFC on the left, and Emiliano chooses to brag instead of directing it towards the goal – strange

The striker had jumped to challenge Sørensen and the ball was hit by NUFC’s No. 1 fired13 which burned it from the chest and hit it from a tight angle – Daniels stay tall and strong to save

Wilson shoots with one shot It’s saved and he can’t connect on rebound

Shelvey rings the bell to the right and Murphy controls and runs off – he’s blocked

Ghoddos whips the ball into it, and with Canos behind, Wilson concludes that he has a touch to get it to the corner

Dasilva takes Lewis for a drive on the left and then feeds him to Ghoddos, who comes in just outside the box and shoots on goal – flashes wide

Dasilva goes down to the left of NUFC and puts a ball in the penalty area – it lacks quality and Clark knocks it away

We have put together a strong team, as strong as we can Let’s hope we have enough

For the last four chances: It would be great for a club like ours. We haven’t been in this semi since 1975 – that’s the carrot for us

About Brentford: You have been a good team for years You play a certain way and have been there or near, lost a play-off final We know what to expect We hope we fit in with it

Oh yes, 100% Two very important messages: We want to go to the semi-finals, but we also want to do very well in the league. We may have two of the best strikers in the tournament Forss has done very well in the Carabao Cup so far

“They have some good players on their squad that we know, but we are the Premier League side and we need to have the confidence to show our skills during the night”

United XI: Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Hayden, Lewis, Fraser, Shelvey, SLongstaff, Murphy, Almiron, WilsonSubs: Gillespie, Carroll, Joelinton, Ritchie, Gayle, Hendrick, Krafth

Callum Wilson has insisted that Newcastle United take the League Cup quarter-finals with Brentford seriously as the club competed for the first semi-final in that competition since 1976

Back then, it was Malcolm Macdonald who led the line for the Geordie fans when they found a way past Tottenham Hotspur to reach the final at Wembley

The bottom four spots are possibly 90 minutes away against the Bees and Wilson – who are expected to play – can’t wait

Wilson told NUFC TV, “With every chance you get to a semi-finals that you know you are now so close to a final, the games are becoming increasingly important”

“I’ve never played in a semi-finals so I would love it as much as the people in the club

“Part of the reason I joined the club was to try to win more games and win things

This feels like a game to the relationship between many Newcastle fans and Steve Bruce, despite all the criticism of performances, Bruce has always been able to point out that he is playing comfortably in the Premier League and he has also kept his promise to the cup competitions Of course, Newcastle haven’t played a single game against a Premier League team in the quarter-finals, but after a difficult year, when Newcastle can book their spot in a first major semi-final since 2005, it will be a completely different shine on the season >
Performances need to be improved, especially against Premier League opponents in the semi-finals, and Brentford (unbeaten since 13) will be a tough test but hopes of winning a big trophy for the first time since 1969 will be a peek Throw on it, hope for an otherwise frustrating season to win, and Bruce is nearing the realm of utopia.Lose, and the pressure on a tough streak of league games will inevitably mount

This has been a tough couple of days for everyone – and no, I’m not referring to Newcastle United’s passive portrayal against Fulham on Saturday night – but how the Magpies temporarily lifted spirits ahead of Christmas with a performance and win over Brentford could

Newcastle haven’t reached a League Cup semi-finals since 1976, and while the black and whites have had some brutal draws over the years, Steve Bruce will never have a better opportunity to lead his side after dodging the last four opponents the Premier League to the end

Brentford boss Thomas Frank suggested Newcastle was a “massive favorite” – even if the bookmakers disagree – but the boss of the bees has warned that its underdogs “can go out and play freely and play forward and attack”

This was perhaps the furthest Brentford has ever had in the League Cup, but the championship high-flyers have beaten Southampton, West Brom and Fulham in previous rounds and have been unbeaten in all competitions since October

Bruce got to see Frank’s side in person earlier this month, and no one needs to be reminded of how motivated the in-form Ivan Toney will be when he takes on his former club

There’s so much football left to play this season, but this really feels like the biggest game of the campaign at Newcastle really has to be at its best

Lee Ryder spoke to the “Everything is Black and White” podcast and shared his opinion on the game with

“Losing the game is not out of the way, that’s for sure, but right now it’s just unthinkable that Newcastle would lose it because they would have more darkness and doom behind them It would be embarrassing to lose it”To a lower division team, when you’re that close [to a semi-finals], and to make it worse, you’ve got Man City and Liverpool next in the league

“You can’t see you’re getting too many points from these two games – this is hardly the most ambitious prediction, but that’s the reality. What would you take if someone were offered three or four points from these two games or would reach a semi-finals?

“I’ve wanted to see Newcastle for decades in order to win something The trophy drought has lasted far too long and it would be nice if they did, but even if they get through this round there are still some tough teams in there “

“Once you get to a quarter-finals, a semi-final is at stake. We haven’t been there in years,” said Bruce. “I hope we look forward to it – sure I am

“The games are coming close and fast, but what a chance we have. We have a wonderful opportunity to reach the semi-finals of a cup So let’s look forward to it, enjoy the challenge and see where we can go “

Are we looking forward to tonight? A semi-final may be on the agenda! Of course, Brentford is not an easy opposition

“We did well in the Carabao Cup and we believe we can achieve something in the game, but we still have to say that they are favorites”

“I have a lot of respect for Newcastle United, they are a high quality squad with some really good players

“You have some clear strengths in the way they break, and at the pace at which they go forward you defend well and are hard to break”

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