Newcastle: Luke Edwards slams Callum Wilson miss
Luke Edwards took to Twitter to share his disgust at an opportunity squandered by Newcastle United‘s Callum Wilson in the first-half of today’s Premier League clash.
The Lowdown: Another frustrating result for Newcastle
It was heartbreak for Eddie Howe‘s men as they went fell to a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City after Phil Foden’s first-half goal and Bernardo Silva’s second not long after being introduced.
The Magpies did not perform too badly, enjoying spells of possession but they just weren’t able to create enough opportunities as they ended the match with a rather disappointing five shots to their name.
The Latest: A costly Callum Wilson miss
It’s safe to say that the Newcastle faithful weren’t the only ones annoyed with the a certain opportunity in the first-half, as Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards took to his personal Twitter account to show his dismay as Callum Wilson fluffed a golden opportunity, calling his miss ‘woeful’.
He said: “A quite frankly woeful effort from Wilson when set up perfectly by Trippier”.
The Verdict: A cause for concern for Newcastle
It really was a day to forget for Callum Wilson. He ended up being hooked off in the 63rd minute, registering just one shot which was off target, having just 14 touches, a passing accuracy percentage of just 60 and lost possession six times (Sofascore).
Ever since the World Cup, Newcastle fans just haven’t seen the same Wilson, with just one goal to his name in his last 11 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, both Wilson and the Toon must now put this defeat to one side and concentrate on the battle to finish in the top four in the Premier League, as their recent run of results have allowed Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur to get deeper into the mix.