Newcastle United - Anthony Gordon

Jermaine Jenas commended Newcastle United’s winger, Anthony Gordon, for his pivotal role in the team’s Champions League goal against AC Milan. Jenas specifically highlighted Gordon’s knack for troubling Davide Calabria, attributing the 22-year-old’s probing run in the 33rd minute as instrumental in Lewis Miley’s setup for Joelinton’s powerful strike into the top left-hand corner.

During the live broadcast, the TNT Sports pundit emphasized Gordon’s impact on the left side, causing considerable issues for Calabria and effectively linking up with Livramento. Jenas analyzed the situation, noting Calabria’s dilemma of whether to confront Gordon or stick with Livramento.

However, Newcastle’s hopes of advancing to the Champions League last 16 dimmed in the second half, as Milan staged a comeback, securing victory with goals from Christian Pulisic and Samuel Chukwueze in the 59th minute. The defeat positioned Newcastle at the bottom of the group, concluding their European campaign for the season.

Despite the disappointment, this Champions League journey underscores Newcastle’s impressive transformation within 24 months, evolving from potential relegation candidates to contenders in a demanding Champions League group, highlighting their potential for future success.

Unfortunately, in the same match, Newcastle United encountered further setbacks as both Kieran Trippier and Anthony Gordon had to be substituted off just after the hour mark at St James’ Park. Trippier suffered an injury concern in the first half, prompting his substitution, and will undergo assessment within the next 24 hours, adding to his absence for the upcoming Premier League fixture against Fulham due to a suspension. Gordon, grappling with tight hamstrings, was withdrawn in the second half due to an inability to perform at full speed.

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