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Jacob Murphy waving goodbye to Duje Caleta-Car after red card is the sh*thouse moment of the year

Jacob Murphy waving goodbye to Duje Caleta-Car after red card is the sh*thouse moment of the year

Fans online loved Jacob Murphy's cheeky gesture.

Jacob Murphy hilariously waved goodbye to Duje Caleta-Car after he was sent off during the EFL Cup semi-final first leg between Southampton and Newcastle.

Newcastle ran out 1-0 winners in Tuesday's cup tie at St Mary's Stadium as Joelinton tapped home from close range after Alexander Isak's superb assist.

Despite Isak's brilliance on the wing, it was Murphy who garnered the most attention from the clash as he ruthlessly mocked Caleta-Car following his sending off.

The Croatian was shown a second yellow card in the 86h minute, with the Newcastle winger giving him a savage send off.

The TV cameras caught the 27-year-old sarcastically waving goodbye to Caleta-Car in an elite moment of sh*thousery.

They locked eyes as the Southampton defender trudged off the pitch.

The incident between Murphy and Caleta-Car didn't go unnoticed by fans on social media.

One Twitter user wrote: "Jacob Murphy just created the best gif of our generation."

A second tweeted: "Jacob Murphy waving at a player who’s just been sent off. Stick it in the Louvre."

A third added: "That is the best thing Jacob Murphy has done in a Newcastle shirt."

A fourth commented: "Jacob Murphy can stay at my club for the rest of his career and or life for that."

Another joked: "Yeah, I’ve changed my mind. Jacob Murphy lifetime contract."

The Magpies hold a slender advantage ahead of next week's second leg.

Speaking after the 1-0 win, Eddie Howe insists nothing is decided as he praised his team's victory.

"Both sides had their moments and had chances to win the game, but we know it's only half-time and there's a long way to go," said the Newcastle boss. "It's been a good day but there's still a long way to go in the tie.

"I can't be critical in any way. We defended well, Nick made some big saves again.

"He's been outstanding for us this year, the defence has played very well in front of him but when called upon he's delivered for us.

"I'm pleased to win; that was our aim but we know 1-0 is delicate. Nothing is decided."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Newcastle United, Southampton, Football