January 15, 2024

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ed Couchman speaks with Gary Linekar, Alan Shearer and Robert Preston at a Podcast Fireside Chat at the Spotify Supper London at In Horto on September 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Spotify)

According to Alan Shearer, the referee committed a serious error during Newcastle United’s loss against Manchester City yesterday.


Although Newcastle had led the game at one point, they lost in the end, yet Shearer and the crowd were furious at Man City’s first goal.


Shearer was incensed that Bernardo Silva’s first goal, which followed a violent challenge on Anthony Gordon during the build-up, was allowed to stand as he watched the Premier League match.


Shearer claims that Newcastle should have had a free kick.

Gordon booted the ball a good several yards ahead of him, ready to race onto it and get past Man City’s defense, but Ruben Dias had other plans. Gordon was about to go all out.


Gordon was taken out by the Portuguese after they challenged the winger directly in front of Eddie Howe on the touchline, but the referee called a fair tackle on the ball and Gordon continued to play.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United and Ruben Dias of Manchester City collide before Bernardo Silva of Manchester City (not pictured) scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on January 13, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 


After that, Man City would score the first goal again, sending the Newcastle supporters into a frenzy for even allowing it to reach that stage.


Howe is aware that his team had a chance to win the game from the point even if the decision went against them, and he has already expressed his displeasure about the event.


Shearer commented, “That should be a foul,” after seeing the goal. The audience will lose its mind.

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