Date: 7th February 2021 at 8:35pm
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Ian Wright has been speaking on Saturday’s edition of Match of the Day, and he has been talking about Newcastle ’s 3-2 win over Southampton.

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Starting with an easy one, how much did Joelinton cost Newcastle when he swapped for ?

One topic that he spent a little bit of time on was Jonjo Shelvey’s miss in the second half.

With the score at 3-1, Newcastle put together a nice move down the right that ended with Joelinton finding Joe Willock in the box who in turn squared it to Shelvey.

The 28-year-old then skewed the ball wide of the far post when it looked easier to score than miss.

Newcastle then conceded a second to the before Jeff Hendrick was sent off and Fabian Schar stretchered off leaving the Toon with nine men.

If Shelvey had scored, everything could have been very different, and Wright was confused why the former Liverpool man tried to score with his left foot.

He said: (34:10) “Can’t understand why Jonjo Shelvey doesn’t take that with his right foot.”

Do you think Shelvey should have scored?

Yes, can't believe he missed

Yes, can't believe he missed

No, it was harder than it looked

No, it was harder than it looked

TIF Thoughts on Shelvey…

Shelvey has actually scored one and assisted another in his last three games for the Toon, but he had to do better with that chance, and in the end, he is probably lucky that his miss didn’t cost his side a win.

However, he still dug in and played a role in the Toon emerging from that match with three points, though, his performance only earned a 6/10 rating from The Chronicle and a 6.26 rating from WhoScored.

Still, before that Shelvey had turned in two decent performances earning 7.36 and 7.35 ratings in the 2-0 win over Everton and the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, so he has played better in recent games.

Still, he should have made this match more comfortable than it turned out to be for Newcastle by slotting away what looked like a pretty easy chance to score.