Anthony Gordon's reaction to missing Everton clash as Newcastle United dealt new injury blow

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon will miss the visit of former club Everton through suspension.

Newcastle United came from 3-1 down to beat West Ham United 4-3 at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon - but it did come at a cost.

Two Alexander Isak penalties and a brace from substitute Harvey Barnes cancelled out goals from Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen.

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The Magpies will look to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December when they host Everton on Tuesday evening, but head coach Eddie Howe is once again facing a player shortage.

Jamaal Lascelles was forced off with a knee injury just 17 minutes in before Tino Livramento and Miguel Almiron also withdrew during the second-half.

"Jamaal has a knee problem but I don't know any more than that," said Howe. "I think the ball hit Tino's ankle so it's an ankle twist and Miggy hurt his knee crossing a ball. Again, I don't know the details."

And what was somewhat lost amid Newcastle's stunning comeback was Anthony Gordon's dismissal for two yellow cards. It will see the winger, who won two penalties and claimed an assist against West Ham, missed the visit of his former club.

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And Howe believes it is a big blow, not only for the club but for Gordon as well, who was looking forward to taking on the team he joined Newcastle from for £45million in January 2023.

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United looks dejected as he leaves Tatyana Heard of England pitch after receiving a red card during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on March 30, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Howe said: "That's a huge for blow us, it sort of summed up the day really another absentee. A big blow for us, especially for him personally with the game it was but Harvey [Barnes] and Elliot [Anderson] have come on the pitch and done really well so at least we have players in form."

Gordon's absence will likely hand Barnes only his fourth start since joining from Leicester City for £38million last summer.

The 26-year-old has endured a difficult spending, first spending four months out with a foot injury before missing the previous two games against Chelsea and Manchester City. But despite his lack of game time, Barnes has managed four goals.

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"Harvey is a goalscorer, his record is incredible for a wide player and we felt signing him he could get similar numbers for us but he's just been hit with injuries," said Howe. "The quality is there and his two finishes today were typical Harvey. 

"It's not easy to score the first one even though it's a one on one and the second one I hope will live on for a long time because the ball drops to him on his right foot but he still has so much to do, a great goal." 

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