We did not play well yesterday and didn’t deserve all 3 points and for long spells, Cardiff looked the better of two ordinary sides in what was an awful game to watch.
But right at the death, we were offered all 3 points when Cardiff captain Sean Morrison clearly handled in the box and it was a penalty.
With Matt Ritchie having been subbed up stepped Kenedy and put the ball too close to the goalkeeper and he saved it.
Kenedy was devastated but remember the lad’s only 22 and still learning his trade and it capped off his worst performance in a Newcastle.
It’s only one game and maybe what we should be doing is supporting the lad – he knows he cost Newcastle 2 points yesterday – nobody has to tell him that.
Kenedy – after missing penalty
Under Rafa’s guidance, he will improve and hopefully score more goals after missing a sitter last week at home to Tottenham.
This team will get better as the new players come into the starting eleven – but it will take a few games.
That’s what Rafa wanted the new players in early in the summer so they would be assimilated into the team at the start of the season.
Let’s give Kenedy a break.
And he will almost definitely pick up a three-game suspension for kicking out at Victor Camarasa in the first half – another area he has to improve.
Here are some comments from Newcastle fans about the penalty incident at the end of yesterdays game.
Honestly are some #NUFC fans for real? Kenedy has one bad game. Yes he was awful. But saying he is shit because of it man. I get that Twitter is a place where people can say what they think. But howay man. One bad game ffs. Man of match last week remember that #NUFC
— Karl Muirhead (@KarlMuirhead) August 19, 2018
Calmed down a bit now yesterday was just poor all round, love the gaffa but this Joselu problem falls on his toes. Kenedy is a class act im sure even Kane Hazard and Salah has shockers he will win us more points than he will cost us this year. #NUFC
— David Amos (@daveanufc83) August 19, 2018
What we don’t do when a player has a bad game, is rip him to shreds and call him Penedy, which could knock his confidence…I guarantee Rafa won’t be doing that. What we should do, is get behind him and support him. That’s why were called ‘supporters’. #NUFC #Kenedy
— Noice! (@LeonDupri) August 19, 2018
— ———- (@1_Smart_1) August 19, 2018
Not sure if it was broadcasted but the siutiation Hayden gets his red card.Lacelles is sprinting to Rafa to get instructions.What a leader we have.What a player Kenedy is,he is young and his performance will be up and down.If he was stabil on a top level he wouldn’t play at #nufc
— Kim Marius Olsen (@kmolsen26) August 19, 2018
Just caught up with #NUFC highlights. Referee hasn’t had the best of games there – gets Hayden’s red right but how Kenedy and Arter escaped a dismissal is ridiculous.
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) August 19, 2018
Cold light of day. Hindsight is a wonderful thing . As designated penalty taker if kenedy “bottled it” and stepped down and Shelvey took it and missed the meltdown would have been even greater #NUFC
— the realist (@howay51) August 19, 2018
I still don’t know how Kennedy missed that pen. More importantly why everyone let him take it #nufc
— Sam Wilson (@SamWilson04) August 19, 2018
— Davis Reader (@DavisReader) August 19, 2018
Ritchie was our penalty taker, he wasn’t on the pitch! We’ll done Kenedy for at least having the balls to take it! Shit happens! Get over it! 1 point better off then this time last season! #NUFC
— Andy Stamp (@AndyStamp2) August 18, 2018
When Kenedy missed that penalty…that was so painful, more so given that there probably wouldn’t have been time for Cardiff to recover. I hope we won’t face relegation at this rate. #NUFC
— David Mbewa (@MbewaDavid) August 19, 2018
I suppose one positive when Kennedy gets his retro respective, one game is against Chelsea which he play against any way… bonus #nufc
— Andy (@Moleps1892) August 19, 2018
Watched the highlights of the game. Both red card offense. Stupidity from both Kennedy and Hayden. #NUFC
— Lee Sampson (@leesampson101) August 18, 2018