Jonjo Shelvey ‘disrespected’ Rafa Benitez vs Swansea

Jonjo Shelvey ‘disrespected’ Rafa Benitez vs Swansea

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Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey ‘disrespected’ Rafa Benitez vs Swansea



Newcastle 1 – Swansea 1

Neither Newcastle United nor Swansea City can be too happy with Saturday’s result.

With both sides knee-deep in the relegation dogfight, Newcastle and Swansea played out a 1-1 stalemate.

After a goalless first half, Swansea forward Jordan Ayew opened the scoring at St James’ Park.

But, after winning at Watford a few weeks ago, Carlos Carvahal was denied a second away win with Swansea as Joselu found a leveller in the 68th minute.

The result left Swansea at the foot of the Premier League with 17 points form 23 games.

Newcastle are 14th with 23 points on the board. The Magpies are three points above the drop zone.

Jonjo Shelvey ‘disrespected’ Rafa Benitez

Aside from the result, the big talking point for Newcastle fans after the Swansea game was the behaviour of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Shelvey was subbed out the game in the final stages for Mikel Merino.

But when Shelvey trudged off the pitch, he refused to shake Rafa Benitez’s hand in a public display of frustration.

Shelvey has been linked with a move away from Newcastle this January. West Ham have been listed as a possible suitor.

For the record, Benitez was keen to play down the Shelvey incident after the game. The Spanish boss commented “it is normal for players to be disappointed in that situation” when he was quizzed about the incident.

Other Newcastle fans weren’t so forgiving.

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January 13, 2018 at 10:06AM

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