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Newcastle fans on Twitter don’t understand how Ritchie didn’t score last night

Newcastle fans on Twitter don’t understand how Ritchie didn’t score last night

Newcastle United were again victorious last night. The Magpies overcame Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor to take them to 13th and end their Monday Night Football hoodoo, however, they didn’t make it easy for themselves. After taking a 2-0 lead, Sam Vokes clawed one back for the hosts and when Matt Ritchie had the opportunity to restore a two-goal lead, he fluffed his lines from close range.

DeAndre Yedlin had done exceptionally well to create the chance, using his sheer pace to get between Joe Hart and Charlie Taylor before somehow managing to work the ball to Matt Ritchie at the back post. It was then, though, that Ritchie made his awful blunder. The Scotland international was only able to fire wide, despite having the whole goal gaping in front of him, even if he did have Matt Lowton hot on his heels.

It was one of those moments that will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons. Ritchie is usually so cool in front of goal when the opportunity to score presents itself, even if he isn’t an established goalscorer in the Newcastle side. As Rafa Benitez and The Magpies watched on to see Ritchie miss a golden chance to make it 3-1, the one thing that every Newcastle fan would have been praying that the huge miss wouldn’t come back to cost them, and luckily enough it didn’t as they took all three points home from Turf Moor.

You can read The Geordies’ verdict on Ritchie’s howler here:

The Geordies still can’t work out how Ritchie didn’t score last night and will just hope, for the Scotsman’s sake, that it’s a moment quickly forgotten.

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