Newcastle United: Journalist brands Marc Guehi ‘lucky’ to escape red card
Journalist Miles Starforth feels Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi was fortunate not to be sent off for a second yellow against Newcastle United.
The Lowdown: Guehi’s possible second yellow
30 minutes into the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park, Callum Wilson was brought down by the Eagles man, who already had a yellow card at the time after being booked in the early stages of the game.
Wilson would then be replaced by Alexander Isak on the 67-minute mark, as he looked to repeat his heroics from last week’s 1-0 victory against Fulham.
The Latest: Guehi was ‘lucky’ claims Starfoth
Starforth took to his Twitter account and claimed that the 22-year-old was fortunate to be on the pitch after he poorly blocked off Wilson.
He tweeted: ‘Palace’s Marc Guehi, already on a yellow card, is lucky to still be on the pitch after crudely blocking Callum Wilson.’
Starforth was not the only one to take this stance, as Shields Gazette colleague Dominic Scurr also of the opinion the defender got off lightly.
The Verdict: Pawson gets it wrong
In our view, Guehi’s challenge was certainly worthy of a second yellow, in fact, it was more of a booking than the foul that saw him carded in the first place.
It’s extremely frustrating to see the lack of consistency when it comes to decisions by referees, and Craig Pawson, who was in charge of officiating the fixture, was perhaps guilty of this yet again.
A decision like that totally changes the dynamic of the game. Palace were able to continue to assert themselves well but that could’ve been changed had Guehi been sent off.
Overall, it was a frustrating day at the office for the Magpies, but Palace did very well to contain them.