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The truth behind Bruno Guimaraes' suspension ahead of potential Carabao Cup final against Man Utd after red card

The truth behind Bruno Guimaraes' suspension ahead of potential Carabao Cup final against Man Utd after red card

Newcastle are in Carabao Cup action against Southampton

Bruno Guimaraes has been sent off for Newcastle United against Southampton in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Eddie Howe's side went into the second leg with a narrow lead after a 73rd-minute Joelinton goal sealed a 1-0 victory for the Magpies at St.Mary's.

In the second match, Newcastle were cruising into the final of the competition after a brace from Sean Longstaff put them 2-0 up after 21 minutes.

However, things turned sour in the 81st minute, Guimaraes went in strongly on Samuel Edozie and was given a yellow card.

Referee Paul Tierney was advised to visit the VAR monitor to review the decision.

After looking at the replays, Tierney gave Guimaraes a straight red card.

Many fans thought the Brazilian would miss the final of the Carabao Cup but the rules state otherwise, he will miss Newcastle's next three games against West Ham, Bournemouth and Liverpool but will be available for selection when Howe takes his side to Wembley.

The rules say that red cards given out in the EFL Cup will see players suspended across all domestic competitions.

During the 2019/20 seasons, the rules were changed so that suspensions from accumulating yellow cards only applied to the specific competition. However, red cards still carry across all competitions.

Last week, during the first leg of the semi-final, Saints defender Duje Caleta-Car was shown a red card by the referee after two bookable offences. As per the rules, the Croatian defender missed Southampton's next match, which was the 2-1 FA Cup win against Blackpool.

Caleta-Car was back involved for the second leg and was an unused substitute.

Newcastle will find out their opponents in next month's Carabao Cup final on Wednesday night as Manchester United take on Nottingham Forest, Erik ten Hag's side are in pole position after winning the first leg 3-0.

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Topics: Newcastle United, Southampton, Carabao Cup, Football