BBC pundit comments on Newcastle player


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Neil Lennon has described Jamal Lascelles of Newcastle United as the ‘luckiest man at St James’s Park’ this afternoon.

The Magpies were held to a 1-1 draw by Watford on Tyneside today.

Allan Saint-Maximin drilled Newcastle into a 1-0 lead early in the second half but Joao Pedro rescued a point for the Hornets with an 88th-minute equaliser.

However, the hosts probably should’ve conceded earlier in the half when Moussa Sissoko, on his return to Newcastle, blazed wide following a silly error from Lascelles.

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Lennon told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Jamal Lascelles is the luckiest man at St James’ Park, he’s made an absolute boo-boo, trying to play a square pass and miskicked it.

“Moussa Sissoko has the whole goal to aim at and he misses. What an opportunity for Watford. All of a sudden there’s tension creeping into this game again.”


This genuinely isn’t a good result for Newcastle.

Eddie Howe and the players applauded the supporters at full time but deep down the United manager will be worried.

At the time of Saint-Maximin’s goal, Newcastle were heading out of the bottom three but that’s where they remain now.

This was a relegation six-pointer and one point just isn’t enough for the North-East outfit you feel.

One victory from 20 Premier League outings illustrates why they are 19th in the standings and only teams who are relegated drop points in games like these – consistently.

With the January window still open, Newcastle can still turn around their fortunes but truthfully, it’s looking ominous.

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