Date: 29th August 2019 at 9:00am
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Alan McInally slammed Newcastle defender Jetro Willems for his dramatic dive in the box ahead of scoring against City on Wednesday.

The Sky Sports pundit fumed after watching a replay of Muto’s goal which put the back on level terms with Leicester City during their League Cup clash as he noticed Willems fling himself to the ground.

McInally shared that he thought Willems’ antics were so shameful that even Magpies boss will be having a go at the player following the match.

“That’s a disgrace!” said McInally at 21:03 on Sky Sports’ Soccer Special (21:03, Wednesday, August 28th).

“The goal was fabulous but I ain’t having that.

“Even Brucey will have a go at him for that surely!”

Newcastle and Leicester City drew 1-1 after normal time during their League Cup clash, with the Magpies going out on penalties after Jonjo Shelvey and failed to convert their spot-kicks.


Willems’ dive was so cringeworthy that many fans likely jumped behind the sofa after watching it. The 25-year-old’s actions were inexcusable and you have to hope Bruce will pull the player aside and tell him that diving like that is unacceptable and disrespectful to the badge. While Willems was likely just desperate to help his side rack up a win and knock out of the cup, it was a step too far. The defender joined the Magpies from German side Eintracht earlier in the summer, and his Newcastle career hasn’t exactly got off to the ideal start. Bruce opted to bring Willems on in the Magpies’ opening game against , but instead of playing him in his preferred position, put him in midfield. The 25-year-old ended up making the mistake which led to Arsenal scoring during their 1-0 victory, though he did average a somewhat respectable rating of 6.20 on WhoScored,¬†and you just wonder if that has caused him to act foolishly in order to make up for his error so that Magpies fans take to him.