Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat earned ridiculous red cards at the King Power stadium and now John Carver has revealed that what he said at half-time was probably the cause.

The Newcastle Head Coach said that he gave players some ‘home truths’ and that wound some of them up.

The suggestion being that Janmaat and Williamson were clearly two of the players getting stick for their first half performances…

“We prepare them all week on how they are going to play; all about the fast start, all about the crowd and the atmosphere, we have the kick-off and it ends up in the back of our net from a set play…again!

“We come in at two nil down and it is a very animated dressing room, certainly from my point of view.”

Home truths:

“There’s a few home truths spoken and maybe I wound a few players up too much, hence losing Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat.

“But the third goal comes as a result of me talking about not getting close enough to players, letting players run. The guy runs off Manu (Riviere) and he nudges him in the back, but I have no complaints about the decision (penalty).