Sven Botman sums up how all Newcastle United fans are feeling in just one word

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There was frustration around St James Park following Saturday’s goalless draw with Patrick Vieira’s men.

Frustration was the overriding emotion for everyone connected with Newcastle United this weekend.

The likes of Sven Botman, Miguel Almiron, Joelinton and home debutant Alexander Isak all missed opportunities to earn their side all three points in their meeting with Crystal Palace.

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Those levels of frustration only continued as the match wore on and the Eagles looked more and more likely to escape with a point after weathering some heavy pressure.

But there was to be one major moment of anger for those of a black and white persuasion as they looked to have made a breakthrough early in the second-half.

Botman headed a ball back across goal and that evaded team-mate Joe Willock before rebounding off the chest of Eagles defender Tyrick Mitchell and landing in the back of the net.

The England left-back looked to have pushed Willock, who was taken into Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guiata and that led to the goal being disallowed following a controversial VAR decision.

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The decision provoked debate around the media, with United legend and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer saying: “It is shocking, abysmal, disgraceful.

“Willock is going to head that ball, so Mitchell shoves him, (referee) Michael Salisbury gets it right, it is Lee Mason (VAR official) who somehow bizarrely tells him ‘you have made a howler’.

“Lee Mason is the one to blame because it is an inexperienced referee. At this level you have got to get that decision right, he has had no help from VAR.

“Far too many errors, VAR is not the problem, it is the people who are running it.”

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Magpies manager Eddie Howe also disagreed with the call that ultimately cost his side a win.

“I disagree with the decision. I thought it should be a goal,” he explained.

“I thought Joe was pushed. He is running in and is pushed into the keeper. I am not sure what Joe is supposed to do there. For me, it is a perfectly good goal.”

But it was perhaps Magpies defender Sven Botman that summed up the feelings on United supporters in one.

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Taking to his Instagram account, the Dutch centre-back posted an image of the aftermath of the incident with the caption ‘How??’.

The Premier League have confirmed they have asked the PGMOL to review the decision.

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