Newcastle United confirm fresh injury blow ahead of Manchester City and Burnley fixtures

Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes.  (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes.  (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United were forced to withdraw the summer signing just 11 minutes in at Sheffield United.

Newcastle United will assess Harvey Barnes this week after the winger was forced to withdraw from the 8-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday.

With the scoreline still tied at 0-0, the 25-year-old went to ground in the 11th minute and was swiftly replaced by Anthony Gordon.

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Barnes was making just his second Magpies start following his £38million summer move from Leicester City. He’s now a doubt for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Manchester City and Saturday’s Premier League at home to Burnley.

Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes.  (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes.  (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes. (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

“He doesn’t look too good. He’s got a toe problem,” said head coach Eddie Howe. “He pushed off and felt something in his toe. Early signs are there is an injury there but we don’t know what it is at the moment.”

Despite Barnes’ withdrawal, the Magpies went on to pick up their largest-ever away victory while also setting a Premier League record for having eight individual scorers in a single match.

Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak all got on the scoreshee at Bramall Lane.

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Howe said: “It was very good. I don’t know whether it was the complete performance. We are always looking to look and find things to improve. It’s a really tough place to come, especially off the back of a European week for us so delighted with the players.

“First of all we had to attack the game in the way that we normally would. We had to be ready for what they would throw at us, try and quieten the crowd and we started really well and got the goal early. That settled us down and we played some really good football after that.

“It shows you that the players were very motivated for the game. They were hungry for goals and for success. I do think we’ve got a really motivated group. I see really good character traits through the whole squad. It’s a long season for us. We’ve got a lot of challenges to come but certainly the last week has been a return to form for us.”

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