It’s not very often that the man to let Newcastle United down is Martin Dubravka, however, yesterday in the Premier League’s early kick off the Slovakian ‘keeper had an almighty howler. After the ball dropped kindly for Heung-Min Son on the edge of the box the box, his low driven effort fumbled through Dubravka and into the net.
83' – GOAL – Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Heung-Min Son) Newcastle United 0
Son opens the scoring for Spurs, as his low drive from just outside the box beats Martin Dúbravka. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 2, 2019
It was a very preventable error from the goalkeeper and whilst a lot of Newcastle fans will be quick to late the 30-year-old, it’s worth pointing out that he’s saved the club a hell of a lot more points than he’s cost them this season, even if he did cost them a vital point yesterday at Wembley. Putting the mistake and the result aside though, the fans still can’t be too disheartened after a memorable week.
The Geordies were treated to two things they never thought they’d see in the past seven days. Not only did they overcome Manchester City, winning 2-1 at St James Park courtesy of goals from Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie, but they also smashed their transfer record when Mike Ashley allowed Rafa Benitez to bring in Miguel Almiron. So with that in mind, it’s not all doom and gloom even if Dubravka did cost them a point.
You can read the Magpies’ defence of Dubravka here:
poor martin, he’s been good this game too
— Dillon (@dillon_h2604) February 2, 2019
a rare error from dubravka..
— Christopher Adisurya (@toto_2607) February 2, 2019
Unlucky, he's a great keeper, get off his back
— daren mulvihill (@DarenMulvihill) February 2, 2019
Should stop that but he has saved us in past get off his back been unlucky today not much in the game if anything.
— Paul Wilson (@PaulWiywill) February 2, 2019
Bummer bad keeping on that one
— Rachel Affleck (@Rachel_1960) 2 February 2019
use your feet if your hands won't work
— mr daffodils (@wghtheking) February 2, 2019
Dubravka should stop that
— David Metcalfe (@dxvidmetcalfe) February 2, 2019
There’s no questioning that the Slovakian should have kept out Son’s effort, but Tottenham deserved their win even if it came in fortuitous circumstances.
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