Alan Shearer issues Newcastle United ‘rot’ claim amid Anthony Gordon injury update

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A look at all the latest Newcastle United news following Sunday’s much-needed win over Wolves.

Newcastle United have rediscovered that winning feeling after defeating strugglers Wolves over the weekend.

The Magpies found themselves on a poor run before and after the Carabao Cup final, but they have now managed to bounce back with a narrow win over Wolves to keep pressure on the top four. Alexander Isak and Miguel Almiron were on target at St James’ Park to help their side to a 2-1 win, moving above Liverpool in the process.

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As Howe’s men turn attention to Friday night’s clash with Nottingham Forest, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding St James’ Park.

Shearer’s verdict

Alan Shearer believes Newcastle might just have ‘stopped the rot’ following their win over Wolves.

“You have to stop the rot, when you look at what Tottenham have done in terms of league games despite not playing well, you’ve got to go out and get wins,” the Magpies legend told Premier League Productions. “With the forwards they possess, it’s going to be very difficult to challenge them and Liverpool for fourth position.

“If they’re going to do that, today was a significant game. They had to get back to winning ways today, they had to get three points. It doesn’t matter how, it doesn’t matter if they were lucky, it just had to be three points. They managed to do that. Also, when the manager makes decisions in terms of leaving players out and bringing players in, I think it’s really important to make a statement. The players have done that.

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“He brought Isak in, he scored. He left Almiron out, they brought him off the bench and were looking for a reaction. He got that exact reaction. In terms of the result and what the manager has done, it’s been a really good day for Newcastle.”

Gordon injury latest.

Eddie Howe has provided an update on Anthony Gordon’s injury after the former Everton star’s absence for the Wolves game.

“It was a strange one because after the [Man City] game there was no sign of an injury. But it was one of those that got worse the day of the game,” said Howe.

“It was from a tackle. It swelled up and we had it scanned. We were hoping that we could get away with it and he would be alright [to play against Wolves] but unfortunately not. So, he will probably miss the next two games [Wolves and Forest]. Not sure whether he will be back after the international break. We hope so but we are not one hundred per cent certain.”

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