ITV aim cheeky 'Jacob Murphy' dig at Duje Caleta-Car
ITV aim cheeky 'Jacob Murphy' dig at Duje Caleta-Car
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ITV aim cheeky 'Jacob Murphy' dig at Duje Caleta-Car

In the wake of Newcastle United’s loss to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final, sections of the Southampton support online appeared to revel.

While the two clubs can hardly be considered rivals, the fact former Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl called for Newcastle’s new signings to be banned from a playing a Premier League game originally postponed back in 2021 may well have started a feeling of ill-will.

That continued during last month’s semi-final win over the Saints, with Jacob Murphy going viral for waving Duje Caleta-Car off following his red card in the first leg.

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Sunday’s defeat at Wembley brought sections of Saints support out on Twitter, with many posting memes of Murphy instead bidding farewell to the Carabao Cup trophy.

Still, karma comes back around.

Caleta-Car at fault as Saints suffer shock FA Cup loss

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Indeed, the Croatian international endured a difficult evening as his team – rooted to the bottom of the Premier League as it is – were dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two side Grimsby Town.

Caleta-Car gave away a penalty for lashing out at Danilo Orsi, helping the Mariners into a two-goal on the south coast.

While the Croatia defender did manage to score to reduce the deficit, Saints could not find a second and duly crashed out of the cup.

It’s tempting to wonder what Murphy made of it all…