Newcastle United boss highlights the 'dangerous' thing Tottenham star did - Gary Neville agrees

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United's 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was tinged with a little controversy.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero was lucky to avoid a red card during his side's 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

Spurs thrashed the Magpies at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following a brace from Richarlison, plus goals from Destiny Udogie and Son Heung-Min.

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However, Romero sparked controversy 10 minutes from time when he caught Callum Wilson's ankle with his studs. The Argentine was shown a yellow card and escaped further punishment from VAR.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Romero had only just returned from a three-game ban after he was sent off against Chelsea last month. Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville branded the 25-year-old "absolutely mad".

"He’s mad him, honestly," Neville said on commentary for Sky Sports."Absolutely mad. "I think it’s a red card at first look. He’s crazy, Romero. He always has to tackle. Slowing players down doesn’t come into his head.

‘For me it’s a red. I have very little sympathy with him. He’s just gone straight over the ball into his ankle. He’s defenceless."

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Magpies boss Eddie Howe was asked about the incident after the game and described the challenge as "dangerous".

Howe said: "I was pleased to see Callum get up from that because it looked dangerous. But we can't use that as an excuse.

"We'll look at the game and try and analyse it properly to work out who to select on Wednesday. We're not aflush with options. That's why I have to compliment the players because they've done so well in this difficult period. These last few games have been tough, but I think the lads are giving everything."

The England international has only just returned from four weeks out with a hamstring injury. He helped set up Joelinton's consolation goal during stoppage time.

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