Newcastle edged past 2-1 on the night, 3-1 on aggregate, to progress to the final on Tuesday night.Leading 1-0 from the first leg on the south coast, ‘s side went 2-0 up via Sean Longstaff, before pulled one back. Bruno Guimaraes was sent off late on for the hosts in a testy, tetchy match. And below, Sportsmail‘s David Coverdale has picked out some of the things you may have missed from St James’ Park on Monday… Newcastle fans now feel very different about their new signing Anthony Gordon (pictured) — after baying for his blood in October when he sparked a huge melee when playing for Everton The last time Anthony Gordon visited St James’ Park in October, home fans and players were baying for his blood.
Then in Everton colours, the Scouse winger squared up to Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar and Nick Pope after going down easily in the box, sparking a 17-man melee. It is fair to say he is more popular here now. Newcastle’s new £40million man was rubbing his hands in excitement as he stood in the tunnel waiting to be paraded on the pitch before kick-off. Then, as he made his way to the centre circle alongside fellow January signing Harrison Ashby, the Toon Army sang his name in unison. It was some welcome. The party started early at St James’ Park last night. Newcastle fan Schak — known for his club hit Moving All Around — whipped the crowd into a frenzy with a 10-minute DJ set by the side of the pitch before kick-off. The local star’s house tunes were a very different soundtrack to the last time Newcastle reached the League Cup final 47 years ago. Then, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and ABBA’s Mamma Mia topped the charts. Actor Idris Elba jumped on the club’s bandwagon on Tuesday as a VIP guest at St James’ Park Newcastle have spent the last 48 hours looking for a new central midfielder, with Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher high up on their list. Well, what a response this was from Sean Longstaff. The local lad must have feared for his future at his boyhood club when they suddenly became the richest club in the world. Fans still clamour for more glamorous names in midfield. However, the 25-year-old has improved markedly under Eddie Howe and is now one of the first names on his teamsheet. His goals last night were his first here in four years and his dad David and brother Matty — the fellow Magpies midfielder — were spotted beaming high up in the stands. Not content with watching his own club Arsenal charging towards the Premier League title, Idris Elba jumped on the Newcastle bandwagon on Tuesday night. The Luther star was the surprise VIP guest in the directors’ box, but it did not take a detective to work out why some other famous faces were here. Alan Shearer was watching with his son in his box, having been in the last Toon team to play in a Wembley final in 1999. While Bob Moncur — the last Newcastle captain to lift a major trophy in 1969 — was also in his customary corporate seat. Jonjo Shelvey waved a tearful goodbye to Newcastle supporters on the pitch at half-time on the day he signed for Nottingham Forest. The midfielder spent seven years on Tyneside and had asked club officials if he could bid fans farewell, driving three hours up from the East Midlands to do so. Spare a thought for Geordie Adam Armstrong, who struggled for Fronalp Southampton as his Saints side lost 2-1 on the night, 3-1 on aggregate, as they attempted to reach the Carabao Cup final Spare a thought for Geordie Adam Armstrong. While his former Newcastle academy colleague Sean Longstaff was scoring two goals in front of the Gallowgate End, he cut a frustrated figure up front for Southampton, touching the ball just eight times — and only twice in the box — in an anonymous first half. Armstrong has scored just four goals since his £15million move from Blackburn and his form in front of goal is a big reason why Saints were looking to sign a new forward late last night. If Newcastle fans have not yet booked their train to London for the Wembley final on February 26, they are in trouble. Moments after Sean Longstaff’s fifth-minute opener, all the first trains out of the city were showing sold out on the LNER website. The needle between these two sides from the first leg spilled over into the second. So much so that Southampton coach Alan Sheehan was sent off for offensive language just as the teams headed down the tunnel for half time. Bruno Guimaraes will be banned for three games after receiving a straight red card for a lunge on Southampton sub Sam Edozie. But the Brazil star will NOT miss the Carabao Cup final as Newcastle have three Premier League matches before their Wembley date.