I can’t stop laughing at this Jordan Pickford photo after Newcastle 3 Everton 2
If Jordan Pickford is the best goalkeeper England have got, they are not looking hard enough.
He did his very best to get Newcastle United back into the game and despite the referee’s efforts, he succeeded.
With Everton one up and cruising, Jordan Pickford fumbled an easy cross and then rugby tackled Salomon Rondon to the ground.
As everybody waited for him to be sent off, Lee Mason instead appeared to forget all about the cards. A shocking decision and te fact it stayed at 0-1 was down to Ritchie’s terrible penalty rather than the keeper’s save. Giving Jordan Pickford credit for it would have been like giving a post credit if he’d hit the woodwork, so bad was the penalty.
His handling and distribution was abysmal all game and then after Rondon had volleyed past him to bring it back to Newcastle 1 Everton 2, a long distance shot from Almiron was straight at Jordan Pickford.
The former Sunderland keeper simply blocking it straight to Perez in front of the goal and he couldn’t miss.
Then on the third goal Pickford failed to take control of his box.
To cap it all, just have a look at the clip of Jordan Pickford below.
I can’t stop laughing at his face…
“Welcome back to the North-East, Jordan, good luck for the rest of the season!” pic.twitter.com/ivPKGSw2vB
— Craig Stoddart (@CStoddartEcho) March 9, 2019
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Everton 2
Rondon 65, Perez, 81, 84
Calvert-Lewin 18, Richarlison 32
Possession was Everton 54% Newcastle 46%
Total shots were Everton 7 Newcastle 19
Shots on target were Everton 3 Newcastle 7
Corners were Everton 2 Newcastle 8
Referee: Lee Mason
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles (Dummett 45), Lejeune, Ritchie (Kenedy 73), Hayden, Ki (Shelvey 79), Almiron, Perez, Rondon
Darlow, Joselu, Diame, Manquillo
Crowd: 52,242 (Everton 3,000)
(Alan Shearer perfect reaction to stunning Newcastle 3 Everton 2 comeback HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – HERE)
(Outrageous from Marco Silva as he blames match officials for Newcastle 3 Everton 2 – Read HERE)
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