News late last night that Moussa Sissoko will donate to a charity after his sending off against West Ham on Saturday afternoon, which has added to Newcastle’s many woes for the game tonight at Burnley.
Moussa Sissoko sent off on Saturday
It was a moment of madness that had Moussa sent off after 75 minutes for a wild challenge on Andy Carroll, and it was the second yellow card in as many minutes that reduced Newcastle to 10 men.
Alan Pardew tried to defend his top midfielder last night:
“Listen, I’ve been sitting here and praising him because he’s been the best player in the North East over the last year.”
“He should not have kicked the ball away, it was a stupid booking and the second one was pure frustration. It probably came from him feeling stupid about kicking the ball away so that was almost a self-inflicted second booking.”
‘I’m disappointed with him and I have talked to him about what contribution he’ll be making towards charity. We’ve not discussed a figure yet. He’s apologized to the squad because he knows he was in the wrong.’
Newcastle have late injury doubts to Williamson, Janmaat, Haidara and Abeid, and youngsters 20 year-old Remie Streete and 18 year-old Slovenian Lubomir Satka have made the trip as cover.
Rob Elliot’s wife is also expecting their first baby, and Rob could be called away at any time – so young goalkeepers Jak Alnwick and Freddie Woodman are in the squad that traveled to Burnley.
Burnley have to be pleased with the confusion and doubt surrounding what will be Newcastle’s starting eleven to take the field tonight.
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