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    When did Newcastle last win the League Cup?

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    Newcastle head into the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester feeling like they have a genuine shot at ending their long wait for a major trophy.

    That feeling is very justified, too. Eddie Howe’s men were one of the form teams of 2022 and appear to be in a good position to chase Champions League qualification this year.

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    If they are to win the League Cup this year, though, they will have to create some club history to do it.

    Newcastle’s long trophy-drought is well-publicised, but it still might surprise many to know that the Magpies have never actually won the League Cup.

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    They came closest in 1976 when they lost 2-1 in the final to Manchester City. To rub a little more salt into those wounds, it was Newcastle-born Dennis Tueart who scored the winner.

    The rest of their League Cup history has been a case of quarter-final frustration. They have reached that stage of the competition eight times, with half of them coming since the 2014/15 season.

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    That record compares very poorly to what they have achieved in the FA Cup, which they have won three times – although not since 1955 – and reached another three finals.

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