While @KingsOkol1 added: “Gary Neville is 100 per cent right. I’ve said it before but referees need to stop booking both parties whenever there’s an altercation, it’s so lazy.”
@AmyDolphin87 was another to hold the same view as the former United defender. “I agree with Gary Neville there,” they wrote. “When [a] player pushes another player, & that pushes back. The instigator should be booked. As if someone pushes you, your gonna push back.”
The travelling supporters at St James’ Park were furious that the officials did not punish Newcastle enough throughout the game for persistent fouls, as it took well into the second half for the first booking to be brandished despite a feisty encounter that saw Bukayo Saka ask for painkillers after a painful challenge from Bruno Guimaraes.