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Callum Wilson seriously betrayed Steve Bruce with an invisible display when Newcastle United lost 1-0 at Sheffield United on Tuesday night, the Blades’ first victory of the Premier League campaign.
Bruce called up the former AFC Bournemouth forward to his starting lineup for the Magpies’ trip to Bramall Lane, having decided to seat Wilson out of Saturday’s FA Cup outing at Arsenal. as a precaution to prevent the 28-year-old from injuring himself.
Wilson has proven to be a success on Tyneside since his £ 20 million summer coming, nets eight goalsBut he was far from the star of the show in South Yorkshire, where he missed two big chances to find the net.
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Wilson began hard to cause trouble for Sheffield United through his spirited presence, but left Newcastle wanting more in the 28th minute when he made room in the shadow of Aaron Ramsdale’s net only to send his header skyrocketing from seven. yards. .
Newcastle’s hopes of a result at Sheffield United took another blow just before half-time when Ryan Fraser, Wilson’s former teammate on Cherries, received two yellow cards within three minutes.
Fraser was initially warned by referee Andy Madley for a late tackle to John Fleck moments after Karl Darlow worked wonders to deny Jayden Bogle, before quickly receiving his marching orders for a senseless foul on David McGoldrick along the line. band.
Madley was once again the nightmare for Toon’s team at the end of the second half, when the 37-year-old opted to mark the point and award Sheffield United a penalty after Federico Fernandez was tried for redirecting the ball with the hand under pressure from Billy Sharp.
The errors of judgment by Fraser and Fernandez will have left Bruce furious, but Wilson’s efforts will have brought a sense of great disappointment to the Newcastle boss.
Wilson would take just one more shot at Ramsdale’s goal beyond his blatant first-half failure, which would go straight to Blades’ shot stopper Ramsdale to squander a second big game chance. SofaScore.
Magpie icon Malcolm Macdonald, 28 praise As an “excellent footballer and spiker”, he also failed to deliver key balls thanks to completing just eight of 13 passes, four fewer than goalkeeper Karl Darlow to help Sheffield United claim a first win of the Premier League season.
Bruce will have expected much more from Wilson at Bramall Lane, where the £ 46,000 per week The forward also lost six of his 10 ground duels and six of nine aerial duels (a total of 63% lost duels), surrendered possession 17 times, committed a foul, lost all four dribbles and lost his only cross of the night.
His tame and rebellious shot meant that Wilson has now scored barely once in your last five top flight appearances, and leaving Toon eight points out of the relegation zone after having played two more games than 18th-place Fulham.
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