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Miguel Almiron even lifts incredible 1852 days Newcastle United red card curse

4 weeks ago
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A red card.

Quite incredibly, a Premier League opponent of Newcastle United has at last been shown a red card.

Only five years and 26 days (1,852 days) since the last one…

In the meantime, Newcastle United had 18 players sent off in Premier League matches.

The previous 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 155 Premier League games had gone by without Newcastle benefiting from a sending off for the opposition in a Premier League match.

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.

However, as well as one of the best home debuts we have seen for some time from Miguel Almiron, he has also got this monkey off our back. The Paraguayan a real livewire and Tommy Smith resorting to a really shocking ‘tackle’ to try and stop him, only a red card was possible, even despite the seeming mission of Premier League referees to never award one to an NUFC opponent.

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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