NEWCASTLE UNITED suffered two more injury blows during this evening’s Champions League defeat to AC Milan.

Kieran Trippier and Anthony Gordon were both forced off just after the hour mark at St James’ Park as the Magpies suffered a 2-1 defeat that saw them crash out of Europe.

Trippier suffered an injury issue in the first half, and while he carried on beyond half-time, he was eventually forced to signal to the bench that he needed to come off. The full-back will be assessed in the next 24 hours, but was due to miss Saturday’s Premier League home game with Fulham anyway after picking up his fifth booking of the season at Tottenham last weekend.


Gordon had tight hamstrings that meant e was unable to operate at full tilt, and he was withdrawn midway through the second half.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe said: “I had to make two changes that I didn’t really want to make because of injuries in running.

“Kieran picked up something in the first half, I don’t quite know what it is at this moment in time. He wanted to carry on half-time, but then he signalled that he couldn’t continue.

“Anthony said he had an awareness of something in his hamstring. We’re not sure if it’s an injury because he could still sort of play, but he couldn’t play to the very high level that he has played for a long time.

“I think he had an issue full sprinting. Anthony is a very positive lad, and he thinks he’s fine. But let’s see.”