Anthony Gordon concern as Newcastle United issue update ahead of Chelsea & Man Utd final day

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Anthony Gordon hurt his ankle during Newcastle United’s 3-2 at Manchester United in midweek.

Newcastle United are sweating over the fitness of Anthony Gordon ahead of Sunday’s final Premier League clash away to Brentford.

Eddie Howe’s men were trailing 1-0 against Manchester United on Wednesday when Gordon went down in the box. Referee Robert Jones waved away the appeals, and while replays showed Sofyan Amrabat clipped the back of Gordon’s left heel, VAR failed to intervene.

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The challenge by Amrabat created a hole in Gordon’s sock and also left the 23-year-old with a “really sore” ankle. Gordon did go on to equalise at Old Trafford but the Magpies fell to a 3-2 defeat.

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"Really sore. Not too sure how good my ankle will be,” said Gordon after the game. “I have watched it back and it is a clear penalty.

“I don't mind the referee getting it wrong on the pitch, but I don't understand the point of VAR. He [Sofyan Amrabat] goes down my Achilles and pushes me in the back.

"I knew straight away, that is why I didn't appeal. I waited for the VAR to check, I told my teammates 'it was a clear penalty'. I don't understand the point of it, either get rid of it or get better - it's that simple. I think I am quite fond of it. Fond of the idea and it should work, but there are too many mistakes."

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Asked for an update on Gordon, Howe told NewcastleWorld at Friday’s press conference: “We’ll wait and see yeah. I’m not 100% sure as I sit here how he is. We’ll see how he is today. But yeah, certainly that tackle left a mark on him.”

Meanwhile, Howe expects to have Callum Wilson available for the trip to the Gtech Stadium. The England international has missed the last two games through illness.

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