Raul Jimenez sent off for reckless karate-style jump as Newcastle star gets wiped out


Jimenez led with his boot and although he did pull his leg back once the ball had gone beyond him, the reckless nature and sheer force of the collision ensured that the Fulham star had to be sent off for dangerous play.

Newcastle benefitted from the decision but the game had not been full of positives for them, as centre-back Fabian Schar was forced off the pitch to add to their mounting injury crisis. 

Sven Botman upped his comeback and was named on the bench, but Schar was replaced by Emil Krafth instead alongside Lascelles. Eddie Howe will hope that the Swiss defender does not face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Joelinton also pulled with a hamstring problem and had to be replaced in the first half in worrying news for the Magpies. He was replaced by young hot-shot Lewis Miley.

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