Former Liverpool star not impressed with ‘really poor’ Dubravka error

The Magpies keeper was unable to prevent his side falling further behind against the Premier League title contenders.

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher described Martin Dubravka’s error at Manchester City as ‘really poor’.

The Magpies were already a goal down to a Raheem Sterling header by the time Dubravka played a signifiant role in City’s second goal of the day seven minutes before half-time.

A Kevin de Bruyne corner found Ilkay Gundogan and his first-time volley evaded the grasp of the United number one with City centre-backs Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte.

It was the latter that was able to flick the ball into the net despite the desperate attempts of the United number one.

Carragher absolved the Slovakia international of some of the blame - but felt the Newcastle keeper should have done more to prevent his side falling further behind.

He told Sky Sports: “I think it’s a bit more (than an error).

“Kevin de Bruyne puts it in perfectly, Gundogan has the shot, yeah, it’s a really poor error.

“But Dias in the centre is so alive, he makes the run across the goalkeeper, he makes that run and doesn’t block the goalkeeper, but he’s there first.

“If he doesn’t make that run, he’s not there to take it off the goalkeeper’s glove and then Laporte flicks it in.

“But that run from Dias, still being in line, you’d expect a striker to do that, but for a centre-back to do it is brilliant.

“His centre-back partner is there but, of course, it’s really poor from the goalkeeper but credit to Dias.”