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Incredible almost 5 year Premier League record for Newcastle United and red cards

2 years ago
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When it comes to red cards, Newcastle United have a record that is quite incredible.

DeAndre Yedlin picking up the latest one on Sunday.

This was Newcastle’s 18th 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 that 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 145 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 225 hours (including injury time) since an opposition PL player was sent off v Newcastle and now on Sunday, we saw yet another double whammy.

DeAndre Yedlin red carded but Boly escaping what could/should have been a sending off and penalty when the score was 1-1, as he elbowed Ayoze Perez in the face.

Countless times in these past four (excluding Championship season when actually five opposition players were sent off in the 46 matches) 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):

Newcastle 1 Wolves 2 (DeAndre Yedlin) – 9 December 2018

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
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