Newcastle United gossip: Former Arsenal star bursts out laughing at ex-Magpies ace over Michael Owen jibe

Chris Kamara offered his thoughts on Newcastle United’s Jetro Willems strike in the Magpies 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend.

Sunday, 15th September 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th September 2019, 5:45 pm
Ian Wright enjoyed a laugh at Alan Shearer's expense on Saturday.
Ian Wright enjoyed a laugh at Alan Shearer's expense on Saturday.

“What a goal from Willems,” said Kamara on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday. Absolutely brilliant. I heard one or two people yesterday in the press box at Brighton’s stadium saying the goalkeeper’s gone with his wrong arm. No, not a chance.

“What a decent goal that is.”

Elsewhere in the world of television, ex-Arsenal star Ian Wright slammed the use, or rather non-use, of VAR in the clash between The Reds and The Magpies.

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Speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day, Wright was fuming that Joel Matip wasn’t a penalty kick after being blatantly fouled by Toon captain Jamaal Lascelles as a corner kick was swung into the area.

Wright said: “Why would they not look at that and say that’s a penalty, man? What do you need to see there?

“Why don’t they go across to the [TV screen and have a look at it]? It’s right there! It’s annoying. I’m annoyed with that.”

During programme’s introduction, provided by host Gary Lineker, the ex-England international made a funny joke about ex-Newcastle duo Michael Owen and Alan Shearer’s social media feud following Owen’s new book.

Lineker said: “It’s now time for the Michael Owen derby, as Liverpool take on Newcastle.” A line which prompted Wright to burst out laughting and Shearer to crack a wry smile.