Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie misses open goal from three yards – watch

With keeper nowhere, covering defender giving up and the goal gaping Matt Ritchie should have made it 3-1 but instead fluffed his lines and hammered wide.

football Updated: Nov 27, 2018 10:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Matt Ritchie hasn’t scored a goal for Newcastle United in the 2018/19 season so far. (Action Images via Reuters)

It was a great night for Newcastle United as they finally ended their six year hood for a win on a Monday night with a narrow 2-1 win over Burnley in Premier League.

An own goal by Ben Mee and Ciaran Clark gave the Magpies a 2-0 lead with a quarter of the game gone while Sam Vokes pulled one back for the hosts just before the half time.

It was a nervy end to the game for Newcastle as Burnley piled on the pressure but in vain as there were no goals in the second half.

It should have been far more comfortable for the visitors if winger Matt Ritchie had converted his chance that fell his way just five minutes into the second half. With keeper nowhere, covering defender giving up and the goal gaping the Scottish international should have made it 3-1 but instead fluffed his lines.

Here is another angle of that incredible miss.

Incredibly Newcastle earlier in the Premier League were involved in a game against Crystal Palace which saw another glaring miss. This time they benefitted has Palace defender headed wide from yards out with no defender in sight.

Thanks to this win over Burnley, their third in a row, Newcastle are now 13th in the Premier League table.

First Published: Nov 27, 2018 10:32 IST