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Are Things Unravelling At St James’s Park?

Are Things Unravelling At St James’s Park?

A depleted Newcastle side missing 11 players through injuries and suspensions. Went down to Bournemouth losing 2-0 over the weekend, and is now placed in 7th position after 12 games.

Following a controversial win over Arsenal in the previous match-day, their manager Eddie Howe, was lost for words for his side’s performance away to his former club saying;

“It was a game where we couldn’t be where we needed to be, and it was a tough watch. We were unrecognizable today. It was a real off day. There are reasons but I don’t want to sit here and make excuses. I want to support the players.”

After a rocky start to the season, the Magpies got their act together with impressive league game wins but have stumbled again following the defeat.

AFC Bournemouth 2 Newcastle United 0 | Premier League Highlights

Their defender, Kieran Trippier had a heated exchange with a fan after the loss pointing out to the fan how many injuries the squad currently has. After the fan questioned the team’s performance. Eddie Howe played down the incident, citing the England defender’s reaction as nothing to be concerned about.

Is the injury and suspension concern an issue for the Toon Army? Newcastle are also having a tough time in their Champions League campaign and their squad is being stretched. Whether their defeat is due to their exploits in Europe is another issue. However, what are their chances of finishing in the top 4 come the end of the season?

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