Incredible 4 year Premier League record for Newcastle United and red cards
When it comes to red cards, Newcastle United have a record that you can’t quite believe.
Jonjo Shelvey picked up the latest one on Wednesday night for two fouls, ones where the referee had a decision to make both times.
I’m not complaining that Martin Atkinson produced a yellow for each of them and sent the midfielder off but…
This was Newcastle’s 16th player to be sent off in the Premier League since January 2014.
Incredibly, in only six weeks time we will get to exactly four years since an opposition Premier League player saw a red card against Newcastle.
The last time there was a sending off was on 28 January 2014 during the Norwich 0 Newcastle 0 match.
Bradley Johnson red carded for the Canaries but ironically, even this only happened because it was sparked by Loic Remy firstly being sent off for Newcastle, the Norwich player then responding.
Fully 108 Premier League games have gone by without Newcastle benefiting from a sending off for the opposition in a Premier League match.
Countless times in these past few years of Premier League football, Newcastle supporters have wondered when opponents have escaped red cards, especially when you look at how many Newcastle players have been sent off in this timeframe.
Even on Wednesday night, the officials (and TV companies…) totally missed a deliberate elbow in the face by Wayne Rooney on Matt Ritchie.
Maybe we will see this finally redressed on Saturday and half the Arsenal team will get dodgy red cards to give us a bit of a chance…
Newcastle red cards in Premier League since last opposition player sent off (28 January 2014):
Newcastle 0 Everton 1 (Jonjo Shelvey) – 13 December 2017
Newcastle 0 Tottenham 2 (Jonjo Shelvey) – 13 August 2017
Newcastle 5 Tottenham 1 (Aleksandar Mitrovic) – 15 May 2016
Newcastle 0 Everton 3 (Jamaal Lascelles) – 3 February 2016
Sunderland 3 Newcastle 0 (Fabricio Coloccini) – 25 October 2015
Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 (Aleksandar Mitrovic) – 29 August 2015
Swansea 2 Newcastle 0 (Daryl Janmaat) – 15 August 2015
Leicester 3 Newcastle 0 (Mike Williamson) – 2 May 2015
Leicester 3 Newcastle 0 (Daryl Janmaat) – 2 May 2015
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0 (Moussa Sissoko) – 13 April 2015
Everton 3 Newcastle 0 (Fabricio Coloccini) – 15 March 2015
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1 (Steven Taylor) – 6 December 2014
West Ham 1 Newcastle 0 (Moussa Sissoko) – 29 November 2014
Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 0 (Mike Williamson) – 23 August 2014
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 1 (Shola Ameobi) – 11 May 2014
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 1 (Paul Dummett) – 11 May 2014
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