Steve Bruce given lifeline after Newcastle stopper Karl Darlow ‘expects’ to be fit to face Wolves after clash with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford

Very sore

Newcastle United were unlucky to receive such a one-sided score line against Manchester Untied. The match finished 4-1 to the visitors after a flurry from Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.

Prior to the late onslaught, Newcastle were solidly in the game having gone 1-0 up through a Luke Shaw own-goal. After a Maguire equaliser, United had the chance to go 2-1 in front were it not for Karl Darlow’s penalty heroics.

Fernandes was yet to miss a penalty for United having scored more than 10 since his arrival. Stepping up, Darlow pulled off a fantastic strong save from the Portuguese. However, a collision left the keeper injured but a determined Steve Bruce refused to substitute him

After the game Bruce said, “He’s taken a hell of a blow. We hope that he’s not too bad, but it’s one of those difficult ones to assess straight away.”

“I wonder if the linesman had flagged earlier (for offside), rather than waiting for it with that ridiculous rule, then who knows, it might have been averted.”

“Until we see the scans and how he is, then we won’t really know, but it’s fair to say that he’s very sore.”

Silver lining

Whether Darlow’s affliction cost Newcastle the game will remain bound to speculation, however the news regarding his injury appears clearer.

Reports indicate that the injury the goalkeeper sustained was not as bad as first described by Bruce.

With Newcastle in need of further points to stave off a relegation bout, Darlow will be imperative. Typical number one Martin Dubravka is still out with a heel injury and losing another keeper could be catastrophic.

Since the start of the season, Darlow has made 28 saves. 9 more than the second highest, West Brom’s Sam Johnstone.

Newcastle’s next fixture in on Sunday 25th October against Wolverhampton Wanderers at 16:30.

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Very sore Newcastle United were unlucky to receive such a one-sided score line against Manchester Untied. The match finished 4-1 to the visitors after a flurry from Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford. Prior to the late onslaught, Newcastle were solidly in the game having gone 1-0 up through a Luke Shaw own-goal. AfterFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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