Newcastle United's Matt Ritchie Faces Heat After 'Miss of the Season' Against Burnley
You have to watch it to believe it.
Image credits: @SoccerAM / Twitter
It's the same thing that happened when Newcastle's Matt Ritchie failed to convert an open goal opportunity during the Monday Night Football clash against Burnley, after which he was brutally trolled.
Fortunately for him and his team, Newcastle United, the visitors registered their third successive win and first victory at Turf Moor in over 40 years as they beat Burnley 2-1.
Federico Fernandez's fourth minute shot, which took a huge deflection off Ben Mee, gave Rafael Benitez's Newcastle an early lead before the visitors doubled their lead through Ciaran Clark in the 23rd minute.
Burnley pulled a goal back courtesy of Sam Vokes's header five minutes before half-time.
Newcastle saw a chance to extend their lead to 3-1 in the 50th minute when Ritchie sliced a side-footed shot into the netting, missing an "unmissable" opportunity as the goal post stood unguarded.
Surely the miss of the season so far by Matt Ritchie. Oh my. pic.twitter.com/7ws2anmLqp— Natter Football (@NATTERFOOTBALL) November 26, 2018
Fans at the stadium, and at home, watched the miss in disbelief and took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
Matt Ritchie with miss of the season! pic.twitter.com/gc6848o66H— Sarriball (@SarriballEra) November 26, 2018
Matt Ritchie. Get off the pitch, hang your boots up and go into hiding cause that is shambolic pic.twitter.com/3XvQSmx2x3— Jonathan (@jonnyescott) November 26, 2018
MATT RITCHIE MISSES AN OPEN NET FROM ONE YARD OUT!!— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 26, 2018
Newcastle fans to Matt Ritchie: pic.twitter.com/T1EILiF896— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 26, 2018
What’s the worst miss you’ve seen?— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 26, 2018
This from Matt Ritchie must be close 😳 pic.twitter.com/j7NvTwXSO5
Matt Ritchie with the worst miss I’ve ever seen 😐— Ciarán Stafford (@CiaranStaff95) November 26, 2018
That Matt Ritchie miss pic.twitter.com/mdBSP5agVk— A Casual (@ABoxingCasual) November 26, 2018
Still trying to figure out how Matt Ritchie missed from here 😬😬 pic.twitter.com/SYPavBQ3J0— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 27, 2018
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, the 29-year-old said, "I honestly don’t know. I thought I had scored, to be honest."
"I was probably celebrating before I put it in the net. Hopefully, it doesn’t make Premier League misses," he added.
(With AFP inputs)
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