Eddie Howe claims 'the Kai Havertz challenge is the only one that could have been a red' and gives his verdict on vital VAR check that made furious Mikel Arteta 'feel sick'

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By Tum Balogun For Mailonline

Published: 19:42 EDT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 19:42 EDT, 4 November 2023

Eddie Howe has fixed his verdict connected 2 arguable decisions that surrounded Newcastle's 1-0 Premier league triumph against Arsenal. 

The Magpies leader saw his broadside prevail successful an ill-tempered clash acknowledgment to Anthony Gordon's 64th infinitesimal victor which enraged Gunners head Mikel Arteta. 

The 22-year-old's onslaught was checked by VAR for 3 imaginable infractions: Whether nan shot had gone retired of play successful nan build-up, if Newcastle striker Joelinton had fouled Gabriel and whether Gordon was offside.  

The extremity was yet fixed to nan location side. A furious Arteta slammed nan awarding, labelling it a 'disgrace' and 'embarrassing'.

But Howe disagreed and claimed only a imaginable foul connected Gabriel would person been reasonable justification to chalk disconnected nan strike. 

Newcastle leader Eddie Howe has fixed his verdict connected 2 of nan game's astir arguable decisions

Officials had to measure 3 abstracted incidents earlier nan determination to grant Gordon's goal 

Arteta claimed nan determination to grant nan extremity made him 'feel sick' successful his station lucifer interviews

'I thought [the VAR check] was initially for a foul,' he said. 'I didn't deliberation it was but perchance Joelinton disconnected nan backmost of [Gabriel]. That's each I could spot that was perchance wrong. 

'But past evidently there's nan 3 checks. Thankfully nary of them were pulled up on.'

St James' Park played big to a feisty brushwood that sparked into life pursuing Kai Havertz's precocious tackle connected Sean Longstaff. Newcastle players were up successful arms and surrounded nan referee aft nan German's reckless situation and they were near stunned arsenic Havertz escaped pinch a yellowish card.

To adhd reproach to injury, 3 Magpies players were cautioned for their passionate remonstrations to referee Stuart Attwell. 

Later location was moreover much play aft Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes appeared to elbow Arsenal's Jorginho connected nan backmost of his caput - but he received nary reward from nan official.

Midfielder Kai Havertz was cautioned for his reckless situation connected Sean Longstaff 

Bruno Guimaraes, meanwhile, was not punished for an evident elbow connected Arsenal's Jorginho

Howe insisted he had not seen nan Brazilian's misdemeanour and reckoned Havertz's situation was nan only foul worthy of a dismissal.   

'For maine that was nan only infinitesimal successful nan crippled wherever I could spot a reddish card.' He continued. 'You mightiness show maine otherwise but that's nan only infinitesimal I could see.  

'I thought location was a batch of needless yellowish cards, I didn't deliberation location needed to beryllium that galore isolated from nan Havertz tackle, I don't deliberation that whitethorn bad ones. 

'But it became very bitty, very extremity start. A batch of arguable moments - I didn't deliberation it needed to beryllium that way.'


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