Ciaran Clark sent off for Newcastle United after defensive blunder

Ciaran Clark has been sent off in Newcastle United’s hugely-important home game against Norwich City.

Ciaran Clark walks off after being sent off.
Ciaran Clark walks off after being sent off.

Clark, preferred to Federico Fernandez in defence, was dismissed in the ninth minute by Andy Madley for denying Teemu Pukki a clear goalscoring opportunity.

An attempted clearance from Clark had struck Pukki, who was pulled back by the defender as he ran towards goal.

United manager Eddie Howe turned away in disbelief in the touchline.

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Howe replaced Ryan Fraser with Fernandez in a tactical change following the dismissal.