DeAndre Yedlin did not have a good day in Newcastle United’s season opener against Tottenham on Saturday, a 2-1 defeat. From an embarrassing nutmeg to a late Yedlin injury, the American defender will want to forget the match, though he may not get another chance on the pitch anytime soon.
Perhaps this should have been expected from Newcastle. The shit’s been hitting the fan for some time at the club, which failed to properly reinforce the side with summer signings. Add to it a tough opening match and a loss wasn’t surprising, though it wouldn’t be hard to argue the Magpies deserved a point.
But Yedlin had two moments he’ll lament.
In the second half, the 25-year-old was completely bamboozled by Dele Alli, who made a dummy that nutmegged Yedlin.
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) August 11, 2018
It was a great move from Alli, but not a good look for Yedlin.
But it got worse late in the match with the unfortunately Yedlin injury. Chasing a ball down in the corner, Yedlin appeared to hyperextend his knee and immediately went down in pain.
As of yet, there are no reports to the severity of the Yedlin injury, but it didn’t look good. He was later seen on crutches.
— Clinton Forde (@FordeHaveMercy) August 11, 2018
If only Solomon Rondon had been there to catch Yedlin.
Let’s not forget DeAndre Yedlin wouldn’t be here today without Solomon Rondon haha.Welcome to Newcastle pic.twitter.com/KFKOJkbwTf
— JΛKE BUCKLEY (@TheMasterBucks) August 6, 2018
At least it can’t get much worse for Yedlin and Newcastle? Actually, it could be worse. They could be Sunderland.