‘S***house’ Jacob Murphy waved Duje Caleta-Car off the pitch after red card
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Newcastle United ace Jacob Murphy has been labelled a “s***house” after taunting Southampton defender Duje Caleta-Car.
The Saints defender was sent off for two bookable offences in the 86th minute, the second of which after he brought down Allan Saint-Maximin when the Frenchman was bearing down on goal. Nathan Jones’ side, who will have to overturn a one goal deficit at St James’ Park if they are to reach the League Cup final, will be without the Croatian defender for the second leg.
And to make matters even worse, Murphy rubbed further salt into south coast wounds by waving Caleta-Car off the pitch, shortly after he was given the red card. It’s safe to say, the travelling Newcastle supporters and the many more on Tyneside enjoyed his little cheeky dig.
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“Waving to an opponent who’s been sent off is sensational behaviour. Take a bow Jacob Murphy,” one fan commented on social media. “Jacob Murphy waving to Caleta-Car after he’s just been sent off is the sort of s***housery we can all get on board with,” laughed another fan.
“Jacob Murphy’s greatest ever moment,” one passionate Newcastle supporter added, before another laughed, “I think this has to be up there with the biggest s***housery I’ve ever clapped my eyes on.”
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One person who certainly was not laughing was the Saints boss, who cursed his side’s lack of fortune. While he did not argue against the decision, Jones was unhappy with his side's disallowed goal. Southampton thought they had equalised when Adam Armstrong bundled in a scrappy goal in the 76th minute, only for VAR to intervene and rule the goal out for handball.
"I'm really proud of the level of performance,” Jones said after the game. “They are a tough side to play against. I thought we were excellent and for us to compete like we did shows we've come a long way. In the second half we really stepped it up and just lacked a bit of quality.
"Nowadays you can't celebrate a goal because you don't know what is going to happen. You never know. We've been the victim of four VAR goals [recently]. It's really disappointing. No problem with the officials or anything, it was given in the VAR studio.
"I thought it was an entertaining game. We went right after them, we were brave and bold and energetic. We know we need a bit of help, a bit more quality, once we get that and stop conceding goals on a regular basis we'll be tougher to beat.”
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