Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes facing Premier League ban after Man City incident

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Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is on the verge of a two-match suspension.

Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes is facing his second Premier League ban of the 2023-24 season.

The Brazilian was shown his ninth yellow card less than 25 minutes into the Magpies' 3-2 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday for a foul on Mateo Kovacic.

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As per Premier League rules, any player who picks up 10 cautions up to and including their club's 32nd fixture is forced to serve a two-match ban. To avoid that, Guimaraes would need to stay out of the referee's book in the next 11 matches, a scenario that is extremely unlikely.

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is one yellow card away from serving a Premier League two-match ban. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is one yellow card away from serving a Premier League two-match ban. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is one yellow card away from serving a Premier League two-match ban. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

“The last thing we need, to be honest at this moment in time is to lose anyone through suspension, but well have to cross that bridge when it comes," said United boss Eddie Howe after the late loss to Man City.

A suspension for the 26-year-old in the near future could prove disastrous for United. Not only have they failed to win a Premier League match without him since his full debut in March 2022, but they are also without midfielders Joelinton, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson and Sandro Tonali.

Guimaraes, along with Anthony Gordon and Kieran Trippier has already served a one-match ban this season after accumulating five yellow cards in Newcastle's first 19 Premier League matches. Gordon too is at risk having picked up seven bookings.

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Elsewhere in United's squad Trippier, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton have been booked five times. Jamaal Lascelles has four while Fabian Schar in on three cautions.

Dan Burn has been booked twice this term while Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Martin Dubravka, Lewis Miley, Miguel Almiron, Tino Livramento, Lewis Hall, Matt Ritchie, Harvey Barnes and Matt Targett all have one booking each.

Any player shown 15 bookings during a Premier League season will be handed a three-match ban but no one has ever reached that threshold.

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