Thomas Frank hailed his Brentford players for ‘creating a new chapter’ in the club’s history after the Bees beat Newcastle to reach a major cup semi-final for the first time.

Josh Dasilva’s well-taken volley midway through the second half was enough for Frank’s men to claim a fourth Premier League scalp on their Carabao Cup adventure.

The Dane made six changes to the side which beat Reading on Saturday, leaving out leading scorer Ivan Toney, but his side dominated against a below-par Magpies outfit whose long wait for domestic silverware goes on.

For Brentford, however, these are heady heights and Frank was delighted after their best result since moving into the Community Stadium.

“First and foremost, creating new a chapter in Brentford’s history going into a semi-final is a big step,” Frank said. “It shows how far we have progressed as a club.

“It was a fully deserved win and it should have been more. This was an unbelievable performance against a Premier League side and we truly deserved to win it.

"One of their strikers up front cost more than our front three, so we knew they could put one in the back of the net at the end of the game - but we saw it through and we won.

"We want to be a part of creating a totally new history for Brentford, so that makes me proud. But I'm even more proud of the way we played today.

“That (the performance) makes it more satisfying. We fully deserved it against a good team. That’s a good feeling.”

As Frank alluded to, Brentford could have won the tie more comfortably – Saman Ghoddos hit the bar in the first half and Toney was denied by a smart Karl Darlow save after coming off the bench.

But Dasilva’s first-time finish from Sergi Canos’ cross proved all the Bees needed on the night and they will now look forward to seeing which illustrious name will be next up in the last four.

The semi-final draw will take place after tonight’s game between Everton and Manchester United, while Manchester City sealed their progress by beating Arsenal on Tuesday night. The other tie this evening sees Brentford’s fellow Championship outfit Stoke City host Tottenham.

“Let’s see who wins (the other ties) and we’ll take it from there,” Frank said.

“There are very few times players have the chance to create history and when you have that, you need to grab it with both hands and really try and do it. They did that.

“I hope the fans all enjoyed it at home - you deserve a big glass of beer and some glasses of red.

“We have 24 hours to celebrate, then we must move on and focus on the next game.”

Next up for the Bees, whose domestic unbeaten run now stands at 14 games, is a Boxing Day trip to Cardiff, where Brentford have not won in their last four visits.