Newcastle United’s game against Kansas City got off to a decent start last night, and was by all accounts a good 45 minutes of football. The second-half though was a bit of a snooze-fest with the Toon only having a Danny Simpson shot at goal for anything worth remembering.
The main talking point though was the injury to Hatem Ben Arfa. Kansas City’s Espinoza went in with a reckless challenge on Ben Arfa which saw the Frenchman go down clutching his ankle. The NUFC players looked very concerned knowing what Ben Arfa had gone through last season. Fortunately, Ben Arfa is only sidelined for three weeks, which means he’ll be out of the game against Arsenal on the 13th of August, but should be fit to face the mackems. Not a best case scenario, but it could have been far worse.
Dear Mr Ashley, time to get yer cheque-book oot!