When it comes to red cards, Newcastle United have a record that is quite incredible.
Isaac Hayden picking up the latest one on Saturday.
I’m not complaining that Craig Pawson produced a red card at Cardiff but you then have to question why Harry Arter later only got a yellow when viciously volleying Joselu to the ground – making no effort whatsoever to get the ball…and yes Kenedy could/should have gone as well but we are talking opposition players specifically here.
This was Newcastle’s 17th player to be sent off in the Premier League since January 2014.
Incredibly, we are now closing in on five years since an opposition Premier League player saw a red card against Newcastle.
The last time there was a Premier League sending off for an NUFC opposition player was on 28 January 2014 during the Norwich 0 Newcastle 0 match. To give this some perspective on just how long ago this was, that Norwich match was the day before Yohan Cabaye left for PSG!
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 131 Premier League games have gone by without Newcastle benefiting from a sending off for the opposition in a Premier League match.
It is now over 200 hours (including injury time) since an opposition PL player was sent off v Newcastle and on the opening day of the season Moussa Sissoko could have and should have been sent off for cynically stamping/standing on Kenedy as he lay face down.
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.
Newcastle red cards in Premier League since last opposition player sent off (28 January 2014):
Cardiff 0 Newcastle 0 (Isaac Hayden) – 18 August 2018
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