Newcastle United will feel aggrieved to have come away from South Wales with just a point considering they missed a late penalty that would have certainly guaranteed all three points, however, when you factor in Isaac Hayden’s red card, taking a clean sheet and a point away from The Cardiff City Stadium is a good result.
66' – RED CARD – Isaac Hayden is sent off for a foul on Josh Murphy. United are down to ten men. 0-0. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 18, 2018
There was a lot of irony in Isaac Hayden’s dismissal yesterday. Javier Manquillo started the game at right-back and after getting booked after half an hour it looked like Rafa Benitez would be bringing the Spaniard off at half-time to stop him getting sent off, although after he suffered an injury in stoppage time it meant that Hayden would definitely be getting some minutes.
Hayden didn’t last long, though, and after just 21 minutes of him being on the pitch he saw red for a dangerous lunging challenge through the back of Josh Murphy which gave the referee no choice. Some Newcastle fans didn’t think the red card was fair, although on reflection they’ll realise that it was more down to the stupidity of Hayden as opposed to the referee as to why they had to play with ten men.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on Hayden here:
— Jacob (@jacomand) August 18, 2018
Why is he still at the club?
— Ridzuan Osman (@RidzuaNation) August 18, 2018
He wanted to leave in the summer & today shows he don't wanna be part of this club, the way he plays, joke of a player
— Mark Squires (@MarkyBoy1402) August 18, 2018
Was a red, shouldnt be starting if he doesnt even want to be here. Been so poor all game
— lachlan (@OldManLachlan) August 18, 2018
Why Manquillo out! Jeeeeez Hayden doesn’t deserve our shirt!
— Lorenzo Dark Angel + ( (@BioNeonHero) 18 August 2018
Awful tackle, he even said he doesn’t want to be at the club, absolute liability
— K. (@KR__57) August 18, 2018
Bad challenge. No reason to attempt it. Sloppy all over the field. Kennedy won’t be playing next week either.
— Allen M Werner (@amwernercrystal) August 18, 2018
The fans are all in agreement that Hayden’s an idiot and they’ll be pleased with the fact that he’s now serving a three-game ban