Newcastle’s ace scores a penalty against the falling Manchester United crown prince. England’s squad is in trouble.

Newcastle defeated Manchester United 1-0 at home in the 14th round of the 2023-2024 English Professional Soccer Premier League (EPL) at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on March 3 (ET).

Anthony Gordon scored the winning goal in the 10th minute of the second half. It was a clean sheet for United. Newcastle dominated the match in possession (59 to 41) and shots (22 to 8).

The BBC has reignited the national team selection debate.

The outlet wrote: ‘England play at Euro 2024 next summer. National team manager Gareth Southgate has a choice to make. Anthony Gordon not only scored the winning goal, but also completely destroyed United’s left flank. This was the case throughout the first and second halves, while Marcus Rashford struggled as he switched positions from left to right. Gordon was sharp, threatening, and dangerous. Rashford, on the other hand, had a terrible game.

England soccer legend Alan Shearer also said of Rashford: “He didn’t play well. He didn’t look interested.

In other words, Southgate was sending a direct message that Gordon, not Rashford, should be in the squad.

TNT Sports went even further, stating that ‘Gareth Southgate should seriously consider picking Anthony Gordon’. ‘Compared to Marcus Rashford, Gordon’s work rate is far superior,’ the outlet said.

Last season, Rashford scored 30 goals and showed his meteoric rise. His potential made him the perfect ace in the hole for United. He was re-signed.

However, this season he scored two goals against Arsenal and a PK against Everton. That was it. He’s been struggling this season.

After the game, manager Eric ten Hagh said, “Marcus Rashford is still working on it. He’ll bounce back,” but it sounds like he’s just defending his team’s ace.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said: ‘Gordon performed at a very high level. He has a strong motivation to be the best he can be.


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