Brentford reached a primary main cup semi-final of their 131-year historical past on Tuesday evening as Josh Dasilva’s second-half winner despatched Newcastle crashing out of the Carabao Cup.
The excellent DaSilva struck on 66 minutes as the previous Arsenal midfielder expertly guided Sergio Canos’ lofted ball previous Karl Darlow.
The consequence additionally noticed the Bees safe a fourth Premier League scalp on this yr’s competitors – having beforehand overwhelmed Southampton, West Brom and Fulham.
It was an evening to neglect for Toon boss Steve Bruce, who made 4 adjustments to his facet for the journey to the Championship promotion chasers.
Isaac Hayden, Ryan Fraser, Jamal Lewis and Jacob Murphy got here into the facet, whereas Callum Wilson led the road as soon as once more.
Brentford counterpart Thomas Frank, in the meantime, surprisingly named ex-Newcastle striker Ivan Toney, the present Championship’s prime scorer, on the bench.
Wilson and Ryan Fraser compelled good saves from Brentford goalkeeper Luke Daniels, whereas Saman Ghoddos hit the crossbar for the Bees however the first half completed goalless.
It was Brentford who made their strain depend after the interval although, with Toney approaching through the closing phases of the sport in opposition to his former facet as they seemed to increase their lead.
Andy Carroll was launched as a second-half substitute, however was unable to make an actual affect on proceedings.
Bruce’s males shall be ruing a chance missed as victory would have seen them attain a first cup semi-final since Mike Ashley took over in 2007.