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Monday, 26 November 2018

EPL star's 'miss of the century' stuns fans


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Newcastle weren't made to pay for Matt Ritchie's embarrassing miss as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League.

With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot with his favoured left foot into the side netting from inside the six-yard box.

The score was already 2-1 at the time, with Ritchie having set up Ciaran Clark for Newcastle's second goal in the 23rd after an own-goal by Ben Mee put the visitors in front in the fourth minute on Monday.

Sam Vokes reduced Burnley's deficit in the 40th with a looping header from just inside the penalty area from Mee's raking pass forward.

Ritchie spoke of his relief after his extraordinary open-goal miss from two yards did not cost Newcastle victory.

"I thought I'd scored to be honest," Ritchie told Sky Sports. "Hopefully it doesn't make the worst Premier League misses.

"I was delighted at the end there to see that ball (Vokes' last-gasp header) go over the bar and the whistle go. It was a huge relief."

Having failed to win any of their first 10 games in the Premier League, Newcastle have beaten Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley in succession to move out of the relegation zone and four points clear of the bottom three.

Despite Ritchie's hopes that his errant shot would not end up as one of the worst Premier League misses of all time, fans on social media were relentless.

https://twitter.com/FootyAccums/status/1067170766196785154

https://twitter.com/TonyBarrett/status/1067171721067810818

https://twitter.com/stehoare/status/1067171092735893504

https://twitter.com/neiljonesgoal/status/1067170807946887169

https://twitter.com/NUFC360/status/1067170804650119169

https://twitter.com/RealRomfordPele/status/1067171002399039488

Newcastle weren't made to pay for Matt Ritchie's embarrassing miss as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League.

With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot with his favoured left foot into the side netting from inside the six-yard box.

The score was already 2-1 at the time, with Ritchie having set up Ciaran Clark for Newcastle's second goal in the 23rd after an own-goal by Ben Mee put the visitors in front in the fourth minute on Monday.

Sam Vokes reduced Burnley's deficit in the 40th with a looping header from just inside the penalty area from Mee's raking pass forward.

Ritchie spoke of his relief after his extraordinary open-goal miss from two yards did not cost Newcastle victory.

"I thought I'd scored to be honest," Ritchie told Sky Sports. "Hopefully it doesn't make the worst Premier League misses.

"I was delighted at the end there to see that ball (Vokes' last-gasp header) go over the bar and the whistle go. It was a huge relief."

Having failed to win any of their first 10 games in the Premier League, Newcastle have beaten Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley in succession to move out of the relegation zone and four points clear of the bottom three.

Despite Ritchie's hopes that his errant shot would not end up as one of the worst Premier League misses of all time, fans on social media were relentless.

https://twitter.com/FootyAccums/status/1067170766196785154

https://twitter.com/TonyBarrett/status/1067171721067810818

https://twitter.com/stehoare/status/1067171092735893504

https://twitter.com/neiljonesgoal/status/1067170807946887169

https://twitter.com/NUFC360/status/1067170804650119169

https://twitter.com/RealRomfordPele/status/1067171002399039488 https://ift.tt/2Sft6Lk
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