Jacob and Josh Murphy face one another for the primary time when Newcastle tackle Cardiff this weekend

Jacob and Josh Murphy are set to develop into the following pair of brothers to face one another within the Premier League when the twins line up for Newcastle and Cardiff respectively this weekend.

They may also develop into the second pair of equivalent twins – after Michael and Will Keane – to face one another in England’s prime flight of soccer this Saturday.

Nevertheless, this weekend’s conflict on the Cardiff Metropolis Stadium would be the first time the pair could have gone face to face – and neither of them might be holding again as soon as the sport begins in Wales.

Jacob Murphy will come up against his identical twin brother, Josh, competitively for the first time on Saturday

Jacob Murphy will come up against his identical twin brother, Josh, competitively for the first time on Saturday

Josh Murphy will play for Cardiff when twin brother Jacob visits the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend

Josh Murphy will play for Cardiff when twin brother Jacob visits the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend

Jacob (left) and Josh (proper) Murphy are set to face one another when Newcastle face Cardiff

They will become the second set of identical twins to face each other in the Premier League

They will become the second set of identical twins to face each other in the Premier League

They’ll develop into the second set of equivalent twins to face one another within the Premier League

Jacob, who grew up supporting Newcastle, admitted: ‘We have by no means performed towards one another competitively so it will be unusual having to deal with him.

‘We communicate daily on the telephone however we’re large lads now and we have now to get on with our jobs. We are going to swap shirts at full-time. Or possibly half-time and have a go on one another’s groups!

‘Josh has already tried to have a pleasant wager with me on who will rating most targets however I am not a betting individual. We do not have to gamble on that however I hope it’s a good season for each of us.

‘Every membership will say they have the higher twin — however I’m prepared for that.’

Jacob sealed his £12million dream move to boyhood club Newcastle last season

Jacob sealed his £12million dream move to boyhood club Newcastle last season

Jacob sealed his £12million dream transfer to boyhood membership Newcastle final season

The pair initially began their careers collectively by coming by the ranks at Norwich earlier than Jacob flew the nest to affix his beloved Newcastle for £12million final yr.

Josh adopted go well with and joined Cardiff for £11m, establishing their first aggressive match of their careers.

Jacob insists that he is by no means had a rivalry together with his twin and that having Josh as an opponent will encourage a wholesome competitors between them. 

Jacob mentioned: ‘I at all times had somebody to play soccer with. It stayed like that by our childhood.

Josh followed suit soon after and joined Cardiff for £11million from Norwich City

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Josh followed suit soon after and joined Cardiff for £11million from Norwich City

Josh adopted go well with quickly after and joined Cardiff for £11million from Norwich Metropolis

‘It was good to have a soccer buddy. And after we used to practise within the backyard, we would stick little brother within the aim.

‘We simply liked the sport, serving to one another to get higher.

‘Aged 16 was when it began to develop into actual and we thought, ‘Wow, this might develop into a job for us’ — and it did.

‘We by no means had a rivalry. We simply supported and helped one another. We would deliver one another up if one wasn’t doing as nicely. We had been there for one another.

‘It was vital at Norwich that I had his again and he had my again. We taken care of one another.

‘I discover it unusual how different siblings are so aggressive as a result of me and my brother aren’t towards one another.’

The Murphy brothers never had a rivalry and came up the football ranks together at Norwich

The Murphy brothers never had a rivalry and came up the football ranks together at Norwich

The Murphy brothers by no means had a rivalry and got here up the soccer ranks collectively at Norwich

It wasn’t simply soccer that the Murphy brothers grew up doing collectively.

Each Jacob and Josh used to spend their weekends working for £2-an-hour washing dishes of their household’s restaurant.

The brothers had been saved grounded by their mother and father who allowed them to work of their restaurant, Arbuckles, which has eating places in Downham Market in Norfolk and in Ely in Cambridgeshire.

Jacob defined: ‘Me and Josh used to work there on a Saturday night time. We would be on the pot wash.

Jacob admits that he will find it strange tackling his twin brother when they face each other

Jacob admits that he will find it strange tackling his twin brother when they face each other

Jacob admits that he’ll discover it unusual tackling his twin brother once they face one another

‘I used to hate it however it was my mum and pop’s method of displaying us, ‘Look, if you happen to do not stick at soccer, that is what you’ll be doing’.

‘They did pay us however it was £2 an hour or one thing, aged 14 or 15. It was extra to show us life classes.’

So who will Jacob and Josh’s Newcastle-mad mother and father be supporting when the 2 go face to face?

Jacob mentioned: ‘The household might be torn! They’ve the Newcastle loyalty as followers but additionally the son loyalty. They’ll need us each to attain and for it to be a draw.

‘However I desire a Jacob Murphy aim and a Newcastle win!’

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