‘Joelinton could have had a hat-trick if he hadn’t missed the easiest chance I’ve ever seen!’: Newcastle fans are baffled when their No. 9 gives a simple chance to score in Steve Bruce’s squad against Morecambe in the Carabao Kop
- Newcastle striker Joelinton missed from two meters in the victory of the Carabao Cup
- The £ 40million scored a brace as Steve’s squad beat Bruce Morecambe 7-0
- However, he bizarrely missed the easiest tap-in of his entire career after scoring
Newcastle United’s record purchase Joelinton could have scored a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup against Morecambe, but failed to convert from a yard out.
The £ 40 million forward, who has had a tough career so far at Newcastle, managed to score two goals – the same as his entire Premier League count last season – when Steve Bruce’s side confirmed their dominance in a 7-0 win over League Two opposition.
Jacob Murphy made a twisty run through the Morecambe defense, approaching the byline when he sent a cross to No. 9.
Newcastle’s record buy Joelinton missed a golden opportunity for a hat-trick against Morecambe
Jacob Murphy ran through Morecambe’s defenses and crossed it to him
Joelinton decided to let the ball run past him and it bounced off the post and back past him
The broken, looping cross fell right into Joelinton’s path, who was practically on the goal line for the easiest tap-in of his career and what would have been his second goal of the evening.
However, he decided to let the ball run past him and he bounced off the post and past him again.
The Morecambe goalkeeper was then able to dive on the ball because Joelinton could only stand there in the six-meter box and wonder why he didn’t try to hit it in.
Newcastle fans took to Twitter after the incredible blunder, as one fan tweeted: ‘Joelinton could have had his first hat-trick today if he hadn’t missed the easiest opportunity I’ve ever seen’
The Morecambe goalkeeper could then dive on the ball because Joelinton could stand there alone
Another fan said: ‘I don’t know what shocked me more. That Joelinton miss or the fact that he scored earlier ‘.
The attacker made up for his mistake shortly after, as he found the top corner from distance with a beautiful blow as the Magpies rebelled.
After the resounding win, manager Steve Bruce revealed that the Brazilian thought the ball went in and so he left the ball.
When asked about the miss, he replied, “He thought it was going to go in and wanted Jacob to get a goal.”