Newcastle United’s FA Cup exit to Cambridge United was “pathetic,” according to Alan Shearer.
After Eddie Howe’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 1-0 to League One side Cambridge United, Alan Shearer has branded Newcastle United “pathetic.”
Newcastle United were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Cambridge United, with Toon legend Alan Shearer describing the club as “pathetic.”
Cambridge forward Joe Ironside’s second-half strike was enough to beat the Premier League strugglers and give the U’s a memorable victory.
Despite a sold-out crowd, St James’ Park fell silent as more gloom descended on the north east club, despite their newfound wealth.
Kieran Trippier, who joined Newcastle for £12 million from Atletico Madrid last week in what is expected to be the first of several new arrivals on Tyneside this month, had a forgettable debut.
Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser, Joelinton, Martin Dbravka, and Jonjo Shelvey were among the starters for Magpies coach Eddie Howe.
In the first half, the hosts squandered several good chances, with Jacob Murphy fluffing his lines on several occasions.
Ironside put the visitors ahead just 10 minutes into the second half, swiveling and firing home from close range.
Newcastle pounded on the door for the majority of the last half-hour, but were unable to gain entry.
Following the game, Gary Lineker shared an amusing photo of Alan Shearer, who appeared to be completely irritated, on Twitter.
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“Now that @NUFC has lost at home to League 1 side @CambridgeUtdFC, @alanshearer could be very grumpy tonight,” Lineker wrote.
“Well done Cambridge,” said the Newcastle legend.
“Pathetic NUFC,” he wrote, adding an angry face emoji to the mix.
Newcastle’s recent struggles continue, with the club two points from safety in the Premier League after only one win in their first 19 games.