Eddie Howe confirms Newcastle’s double injury blow before Man United


Newcastle’s need for January reinforcements grows as major double injury blow revealed before Man UnitedNewcastle’s need for January reinforcements grows as major double injury blow revealed before Man United

 

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has, on Sunday evening, provided an altogether concerning update on the wellbeing of defensive pair Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez.

City cruise

The Magpies, of course, returned to action earlier this afternoon.

In a daunting task amid the club’s tense battle at the foot of the Premier League table, Howe and co. welcomed champions Manchester City to St. James’ Park, eyeing just a 2nd victory of the campaign.

When all was said and done, however, Newcastle, unsurprisingly, were made short work of by Pep Guardiola’s visitors.

Goals from all of Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling ultimately saw City emerge on the right side of a comfortable 4-0 scoreline, to extend their advantage at the English top-flight’s summit.

‘Longer term’

At Newcastle, on the other hand, the situation is quickly spiralling out of control.

Still boasting just a solitary win all season, the Geordie outfit remain joint-bottom of the Premier League table, whilst having played more fixtures than all of the sides around them.

And, as alluded to above, the club’s latest defeat actually marked just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the woes facing the Magpies heading into the Christmas period.

Speaking in his post-match interview this evening, Eddie Howe was drawn on the wellbeing of Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez, both of whom sat out today’s meeting with Man City.

Newcastle’s need for January reinforcements grows as major double injury blow revealed before Man UnitedNewcastle’s need for January reinforcements grows as major double injury blow revealed before Man United

Belfast , United Kingdom – 16 November 2019; Jamal Lewis of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier – Group C match between Northern Ireland and Netherlands at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

And, in a major blow, the Newcastle boss went on to confirm that the two defenders look set to remain sidelined for ‘the foreseeable future’, putting yet more pressure on the transfer team at St. James’ Park to make use of the riches afforded to the club by their new Saudi owners this January:

‘I think they’re going to be longer term. We’re not expecting them back for the foreseeable future unfortunately.’

‘Jamal’s was a really strange one. It was really early in the game against Liverpool. I know he hadn’t had a lot of football, but that was a really big blow for us at the beginning of that match.’

‘Feddy, unfortunately, looks like he’s going to be around the same length of time.’

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 17 35 40
3 Chelsea FC 17 27 37
4 Arsenal FC 18 4 32
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 17 -8 19
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 17 -19 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 7
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 5



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