Sky Sports Pundit Explains In Detail Newcastle’s Mistake For Burnley’s Goal


Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville went overt the Newcastle Burnley game in detail on Sky Sports after the game.

Jamie Carragher was a center-back himself for Liverpool, and he explained how one of our center backs stepped out of position, and that was the mistake that allowed to give up a goal to Burnley that win the game for us.

It seems like the guilty man was Florian Lejeune who is still getting to grips with the Premier League, but he looks a strong player at the back for Newcastle.

Currently, the 26-year-old Frenchman is currently keeping Ciaran Clark out of the starting line-up.

Florian Lejeune – in action last night

This is what Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports as he described Newcastle defensive mistake in some detail:

“Both teams were lacking a bit of quality. We said before the game we thought Shelvey could have provided that.”

“But that is what these two teams are based on, because they don’t have the quality you see at the top end of the Premier League.”

“That’s what would have disappointed Rafa Benitez, because they’ve been punished for one mistake, coming from one of his centre-backs stepping out.”

“Lejeune makes a good clearance but then he just gets attracted to the ball. He steps out. His midfield player is there – let him handle it.”

“As he is coming out, he gets attracted to the ball, but he should just hold his position.”

“That leaves it in a 4 v 3 situation in Burnley’s favor, Lascelles has to come across, the keeper makes a decent save but then Burnley have the quality with that cross and that touch from Hendrick.”

“Rafa will look at his center-back there. At this level, that one little mistake, stepping out of position, and that was the only thing that hurt them in the game.”

It will be interesting to see if Florian keeps his place on Saturday afternoon against Bournemouth, but we expect he will.

Rafa is busy improving the Frenchman, and as Lejeune gets more games in the Premier League, we expect him to become a top player for the team.

He was Rafa’s first choice center-back target in the transfer market in the summer.

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18 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Does anyone think Rafa would have let Darryl Murphy go if he knew he could only sign Joselu??

    The big man would have been perfect for this season and would have given us more budget for other players!

    We have struggled against teams who have made us favourites so thats 3 defeats and 1 win out of those games ! Bournemouth won’t be as well drilled so could allow us to create more chances but they work hard so will be a tough game!

    A lot of our players look knackered though the fact we are doing a lot of running and not having the ball for long periods is taking its toll Richie, Perez and Atsu all faded pretty badly in the 2nd half

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    LCBP,
    It’s really hard to call, would Rafa have been so keen to reduce the wage bill, keeping his side of the bargain if he’d known what Mikey was going to do.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Is Murphy better than Joselu?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #4

    @Jail

    Even Gouffran would maybe have been an option to keep but I guess we had to get the wage bill down to a level so there was room for more signings which never happened……

    My worry about these defeats we get we seem to go down without a fight it was the same last season when we got beat off these types of teams hardly any shots and even the subs didn’t come on and have a go !

    The only good thing is thankfully after Bournemouth we won’t be playing these type of teams for a while we will be playing teams that will be favourites which seems to be when we play better

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  • magscar

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Sing @4

    I can get my head around why he may favour Joselu ( especially away) but not why Mitro can’t figure on bench even as injury back up. Must be something more than trust it seems – has Mitro spat his dummy out?

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Something like that I suspect Mags..

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    @Jail

    After watching Murphy for us this season and seeing him a bit this season yes hes miles better than Joselu !!

    I think the main thing lacking from Joselu’s game is confidence and bravery for a big man he doesn’t make it hard for defenders Burnley defenders just swatted him away as if he was Atsu or Perez !

    Murphy would at least put himself about and would have won 50/50s and actually would have been in the box for crosses

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Sorry Murphy last season

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    LCBP,
    I think you might be right although Rafa probably had his sights set higher than Josh when telling Murphy he could leave, he was probably being fair to Murphy who’s landed himself a three year deal.

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  • magscar

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Much as I appreciated Daryl Murphy’s spell for us last season it is quite a while since he played regularly in PL, 2008/9 for Mackems and whatever issue is with Joselu Mitro and Gayle he isn’t the answer. Far rather he got a decent move after his patient uncomplaining service for us.

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  • magscar

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Lee

    Goufran was offered 1 year deal in summer but preferred 2 year deal in Turkey(?) – think both were reasonable decisions at time.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Charlie

    From a few threads back

    No. I doubt Rafa would play sir Les and big Al together as he’d have to play 442. Imagine having two forwards of tha calibre under Ashley, never going to happen.

    Be Rafa wishes he had Les Al and Beardsley though, either of the first two and pedro would be a dream combo atm.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Repost from last thread:

    hibbit…I think you’re right in regard to Mitro…there is definitely something going on!

    …it’s not a healthy situation if Joselu cannot be dropped or Rafa is unwilling to change our setup to address this situation (if that is the situation)

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Id stick Pedro in over Perez even now, he’d do a better job than he does managing the.bairns

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  • hibbit

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #15

    i think slowly but surely we’re all coming round to fact that there’s more to the Mitro situation then we are aware of
    for him not to even make the bench is astonishing when you look at what we have available in that department

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    hibbit,
    And especially since he came off the bench last week shows he’s not been totally banished. A big fall out maybe?

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  • magscar

    Oct 31, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #17

    hibbit

    yes it is odd. Was thinking must be recent as Mitro was on bench against Palace and came on but then realised Gayle was injured. So Gayle fit then with seemingly only 1 striker place on bench then it is going to be him. If Gayle were to start decision would be Joselu or Mitro presumably and it stil doesn’t sem he would win that either!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Oct 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Once again Rafa puts his money on Perez, light weight, no pace looks clumsy running with the ball cannot score goals and lost the ball trying some stupid flash shite when he had two players around him which assisted in Burnley getting there goal. I would have kept Daryl Murphy this year or at least had Mitro play at least he is physical. Diame ? Manquillo ? Joselu ? Perez ???? Sorry but these four are just poorer than poor. January they need to go, even without a takeover we need these players sold the experiment is over Rafa. Sorry normally have your back but on this one, play time is over!!!

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