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Newcastle star Joelinton set to return against Man Utd with unwanted Premier League record in sight

Joe Adams

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Newcastle star Joelinton set to return against Man Utd with unwanted Premier League record in sight

Joelinton is expected to return for Newcastle's clash against Manchester United, but has an unwanted Premier League record in his sights.

Newcastle host the Red Devils at St James' Park on Sunday for a huge Premier League crunch match, with just three points separating the two sides.

The Magpies will be eyeing up revenge for their Carabao Cup final defeat in February, which saw them lose 2-0 to Erik ten Hag's side at Wembley.

Should Newcastle get the win, they will draw level on 50 points with third-placed United, putting them in serious contention for the top four.


To help with their mission, Joelinton looks set to return to the starting 11, having served his two-match ban for receiving 10 yellow cards.


While the Brazilian is on track to make history for all the wrong reasons.

Joelinton chasing Premier League record


Midfield duo Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton have been a driving force behind Newcastle's success this season, forming a formidable partnership in the centre of the park.

However, Joelinton has developed a habit of getting booked this season, having entered double figures for yellow cards already this term.

The 26-year-old is now just four bookings away from equalling the all-time Premier League record for the most yellow cards received in a single season.

Currently, eight players share the ‘title’, including Paul Ince and Watford duo Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas.


But Joelinton has time on his side, with 12 games still to play, leaving him every chance of breaking the record should he fail to control his temper.

Discussing the former Hoffenheim player before the international break, Howe said: “Joe has been very consistent for us this year. In and out of possession, I think he’s been very good, and his game has gone onto another level.

"He’s played various roles and has a great mentality. He wants to win in every moment, compete in training and games, and is very consistent with his attitude.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Newcastle United, Manchester United, Premier League, Football, Eddie Howe

Joe Adams
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