Why Newcastle are primed to make a formal complaint to the Premier League
Newcastle United are preparing an official complaint to the Premier League on the back of the club’s defeat to Manchester City, it has been confirmed.
The Magpies, of course, returned to action on Sunday afternoon.
In a daunting task amid the club’s tense battle at the foot of the Premier League table, Howe and co. welcomed champions Man City to St. James’ Park, eyeing just a 2nd victory of the campaign.
When all was said and done, however, Newcastle, unsurprisingly, were made short work of by Pep Guardiola’s visitors.
Goals from all of Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling ultimately saw City emerge on the right side of a comfortable 4-0 scoreline, to extend their advantage at the English top-flight’s summit.
WHAT A GOAL!! 🤩
João Cancelo doubles #MCFC‘s lead with a sensational strike ☄️
📺 Watch #NEWMCI live on Sky Sports PL pic.twitter.com/JtqRGhBVbg
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 19, 2021
Newcastle, on the other hand, remain in a lowly 19th in the Premier League table, a position made all the more alarming when considering the fact that Eddie Howe’s side have played out more fixtures than all of the sides directly around them.
As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media on Monday is anything to go by, then, evidently, those in a position of power on Tyneside are of the opinion that the club’s poor form, at least of late, has not been all of their doing.
As confirmed by the reliable Luke Edwards of The Telegraph, the Magpies are preparing to lodge an official complaint to the Premier League.
This comes with the club having been left disillusioned by the standard of officiating in their defeats to all of Leicester City, Liverpool and Man City:
Exclusive: Newcastle to make formal complaint about refereeing standards following controversial decisions in defeats to Leicester, Liverpool and Man City | @LukeEdwardsTele #NUFC https://t.co/35t9xVhWRW
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) December 20, 2021
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