Robert Green issues Twitter 'apology' for blunder against Newcastle

Robert Green
Robert Green

Robert Green has apologised to Leeds United fans for the gaffe that led to Dwight Gayle's opening goal.

Newcastle United won 2-0 at a sold-out Elland Road yesterday thanks to two goals from Gayle.

Gayle opened the scoring after Green dropped a hopeful ball forward from Jack Colback.

The striker added a second after the break.

Green took to Twitter after the Championship match to say sorry to Leeds supporters.

The goalkeeper tweeted: "Apologies for first goal. I didn't want to carry it over the line. Great to see Elland Road full. Dust ourselves down for a big game next week."

Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle

Newcastle are now five points clear at the top of the Championship ahead of Saturday's home game against Blackburn Rovers.