'Ridiculous' - Anthony Gordon hits out as Newcastle United star ruled out of Everton reunion

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon will miss out on a reunion with Everton.

Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon has hit out at the "ridiculous" incident that saw him sent off against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Gordon was instrumental as the Magpies came from 3-1 down to beat the Hammers 4-3 at St James' Park. The England international won two penalties, both of which were converted by Alexander Isak, and set up Harvey Barnes' 90th minute winner.

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However, Gordon's afternoon ended on a disappointing note after he was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time. Referee Rob Jones penalised the winger for kicking the ball away, a decision that angered him.

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

“I tapped the ball away," said Gordon when asked about the incident. "How far you want to look into that... it's incredible really.

“To get sent off for tapping a ball five yards. To be honest with you, I only think he booked me because he didn't know he'd booked me before. That's not good enough to be honest with you.

“I don't want to complain about referees because they have a job to do. They are the rules so he's sticking to the rules and laws of the game but it's ridiculous really.”

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Unfortunately for the 23-year-old, he will miss the visit of his former club Everton on Tuesday night. It is the first game Gordon will miss since serving a one-match ban in October for accumulating five yellow cards.

Gordon came into the West Ham fixture on eight yellow cards for the campaign, meaning his two cautions away from a two-match suspension.

Because Gordon was shown a red card, he remains on eight bookings but will serve a one game ban on Tuesday night. As a result, two-goal hero Barnes is likely to start against the relegation threatened Toffees.

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