Length of Isaac Hayden ban now confirmed by The FA – After Leicester incident
Isaac Hayden picked up the second red card of his Newcastle United career on Sunday.
Thirteen months earlier a daft challenge saw Hayden sent off at Cardiff. Newcastle getting away with a point despite having to play the final 24 minutes with 10 men.
It actually could and should have been a win as Kenedy failed with a feeble penalty in the final seconds, the game ending 0-0.
No such luck on Sunday, Newcastle were really poor and losing already but then after Isaac Hayden left the pitch, they threw in the towel.
Hayden was less than impressed with the decision by match officials and the camera picked him up saying ‘What is the point in playing?’ as he walked off.
Now on Tuesday, Leicestershire Live have revealed that The FA looked into whether or not they should due to his mouthed comment, considering whether it ‘questioned the integrity or neutrality of officials’ and therefore deserved to have additional games added to the ban.
However, the (relatively) positive news is that The FA decided not to take any further action.
This means he will ‘only’ miss the next three games:
Sunday 6 October – Man Utd (H)
Saturday 19 October – Chelsea (A)
Sunday 27 October – Wolves (H)
The international break and Newcastle’s modern day allergic reaction to cup matches both domestic and European, means that Isaac Hayden won’t have any football for five weeks.
He will be next available on Saturday 2 November when Newcastle travel to West Ham.
With Isaac Hayden suspended and Steve Bruce saying (claiming?) Jonjo Shelvey is injured, it looks therefore as though it will be Sean Longstaff and Ki Sung-yeung who will face Man Utd on Sunday in the centre of midfield.
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