3/10 Newcastle star who lost possession 20x was as bad as Wilson vs PSG

This 3/10 dud could now find himself out of Newcastle’s starting lineup.

Just a few minutes after the restart, word got around St. James’ Park that Karim Adeyemi had fired Borussia Dortmund into the lead. With Newcastle United also winning 1-0, the Magpies looked set to progress through to the knockout phase, having been the underdogs from the get-go.

However, disaster struck pretty soon after and by the end of the game, Eddie Howe’s side had fallen to a 2-1 defeat at home against a Milan side that had never really got out of second gear.

In the end, the Geordie outfit limped out of the Champions League despite putting in an excellent shift during the opening 45 minutes. There was one player in particular, though, that struggled throughout the match.


Callum Wilson’s performance in numbers vs PSG

Callum Wilson was back in the lineup for Newcastle on Wednesday night in the Champions League which was his first inclusion in the starting eleven since being taken off at half-time in a 2-0 defeat against Dortmund at the beginning of November with a hamstring problem.


Nevertheless, Wilson struggled to have any real impact on the game despite having numerous chances in and around the penalty area. The ex-Bournemouth man had four attempts on goal, getting two on target which recorded a combined xG of 0.67.


Overall, Newcastle boasted an xG of 2.04 and massively underperformed in front of goal, meaning the experienced frontman contributed towards 33% of his side’s xG. The most glorious opportunity Wilson had came in the 62nd minute. This effort had an xG of 0.45, according to FotMob, and would have put the hosts back in front.

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