Carabao Cup final: Newcastle defeated against rivals at Wembley

Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin and Manchester United's Diogo Dalot battle for the ball Credit: PA

Newcastle suffered a defeat against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup Final in Wembley.

They kicked off against Manchester United just after 4.30pm, with the Magpies hoping to lift their first major silverware for decades.

As the whistle blew to mark the end of the first half, Newcastle were 2-0 down following goals from Casemiro and Marcus Rashford.

The last time they reached the final of a major tournament was 1999, when they were defeated 2-0 by the same opposition.

There has been a mass exodus of fans from Tyneside to London, with a party in Trafalgar Square on the eve of the game drawing thousands.

What did the player say before the game?

Newcastle forward Callum Wilson tweeted "Let's go!" ahead of the game against Manchester United.

While Allan Saint-Maximin and Bruno Guimarães also shared Carabao Cup final clips with their fans on Twitter.

Guimarães wrote "For us, for our city and for our fans!!! Let's go boys" followed with black and white hearts.

What were the fans saying?

Before the game, fans pronounced their pride for the team - which they said would remain regardless of the outcome.

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