Dan Burn delivers Newcastle United verdict on Kai Havertz’s ‘naughty’ elbow

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“I thought it was a sending off. I can guarantee if it was the other way round I wouldn’t have been on the pitch.”

Dan Burn believes Kai Havertz should have seen red for his elbow on the Newcastle United defender.

And had it been Burn clashing with Havertz, the 29-year-old insists he would have received his marching orders.

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The incident occurred midway through the first-half. David Coote, match referee, awarded a yellow card and VAR choose not to intervene.

Leaving Burn with a cut on the side of his head, Havertz went on to score the winner in the 89th minute amid complaints he shouldn’t have been on the pitch.

“I thought it was a sending off,” Burn told NUFCTV, “I can guarantee if it was the other way round I wouldn’t have been on the pitch.

“But the ref said because he was looking at the ball the whole time, that’s why it wasn’t (a red card).

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“I thought it was a little bit naughty but he’s not given and he’s ended up scoring at the end so it’s cost us a little bit.

“We can’t complain about it too much. These are top quality players who can punish you in a second and that’s what happened.”

It wasn’t the only refereeing controversy of the afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Jacob Murphy had his shirt pulled from Trevoh Chalobah as fell to ground inside the 18-yard box on 57 minutes.

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Neither Coote or VAR reacted to United’s penalty calls, a decision Newcastle legend Alan Shearer labelled “pathetic”.

“I haven’t seen it back but the lads are saying it should have been a penalty,” Burn said.

“But that’s what happens when you come to the big grounds, you probably don’t get the rub of the green sometimes.

“The lads put in a very, very good performance. It’s disappointing not to come away with anything because I thought we deserved at least a point.

“We’ve got to recover and go again. We know there is another game just around the corner. Everton is a huge game. “

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