This was not a good day for Newcastle United, not only because we lost our first match in seven games, but we have lost three players who were injured in Habb Beye, Jose Enrique, and Mark Viduka.
Yes Mark is injured yet again.
Habib Beye – gone to hospital – Kinnear awaiting news
Joe Kinnear talked about Habib’s injury after the game:
“Habib has gone to hospital but it’s a case of wait and see, although he’ll definitely miss the Liverpool game.”
Jose Enrique will also miss the home against Liverpool on Sunday, after injuring his hamstring during the warm up which forced a late change with Kinnear having to move Charles N’Zogbia to left back, in the circumstances.
Mark Viduka was brought into the starting line-up, but he also went limping off, late in the game, with a groin problem, and he will miss the Liverpool game at 12 noon on Sunday.
Don’t ever tell me that Viduka is not injury prone.
Bassong was sent off on 72 minutes, but presumably will be allowed to play against Liverpool, because the game comes within a week of him being sent off.
This may be some good news though, in disguise, because we can now ensure we bring in enough good players in January, so we can at least cover for injuries.
Today was very disappointing but nothing that a win on Sunday will not put right, but with some good players missing, it will be tough, though not impossible.