Eddie Howe has said Newcastle's trophy drought has gone on too long after beating Leicester City 2-0 on Tuesday

Eddie Howe has said Newcastle's trophy drought has gone on too long after beating Leicester City 2-0 on Tuesday

NEWCASTLE'S EDDIE HOWE HAS has admitted that he is excited about potentially ending Newcastle United's long awaited trophy drought after beating Leicester City 2-0 on Tuesday in the EFL Cup. 

The Magpies won 2-0 thanks to goals from Dan Burn and Joelinton on the night. and advanced to the semi-finals, where they await their next opponents.

Newcastle's last trophy was back in 1955 and their last semi-final was 1976, where they lost the final.

After an excellent start to the Premier League campaign, Howe and his flying Geordie side are dreaming of ending the long awaited cup drought in february.

"It's too long, too long a wait. That's no criticism of anyone that's tried, but we're desperate to hurry up the processes and try to get the team successful as quickly as possible," said the Toon boss

"That's easier said than done, and we now go to a semi-final. Getting to the semi-final is one thing, but you want to get into the final, you want to experience that."

"We know we'll have a huge test ahead of us whoever we get, but we're just delighted to be in there."

Adding on who he would like next, which could contain both Manchester clubs, United are through and City have to play tonight, he said: "The two-legged semi-final is a different dynamic, but we're just looking forward to it at this moment, and we'll start preparing when the draw is made."

Brendan Rodgers on the other hand congratulated Howe's side, but rued his side's mistakes.

Listen, I think the best team won, the best team is through. We knew we had to start better than we did a few weeks ago and the players, to be fair, weathered that storm.

"The two goals, the first goal was soft - we've got the ball and give it away cheaply and then Dan Burn breaks into the box and scores, 1-0.

"Then we've got to really push, we obviously change the structure of the team, and the second one comes from a throw-in, so it was really disappointing.

"Vards had a chance to make it 2-1 which makes it interesting, but overall the team that played with the most quality and took their chances, they won the game, so congratulations to Newcastle."

Newcastle play Fulham on Sunday next.