May 26, 2024
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Christmas is not due until next week but it appears Newcastle United Kieran Trippier is in a charitable even mood before its time.

After his mistake against Everton, Kieran Trippier has taken things a notch higher, this time, two in a Cup game.

Newcastle went to Stanford Bridge in high spirits and took the lead through Callum Wilson after a Benoit Badiashile mistake.

Wilson scored his eighth goal in all competitions this season

The Newcastle United captain fluffed a clearance when he headed the ball straight into the path of Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Ukrainian made no mistake as he fired home to restore parity for Chelsea, sending the game into a penalty shootout.

To make matters worse, Trippier missed his spot kick during the shootout to hand the advantage to Chelsea.

Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher, Christopher Nkunku and Mudryk were all on target for Chelsea but only Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes scored penalties for Newcastle, who suffered fresh disappointment after their Champions League exit.

New Chelsea signing Christopher Nkunku scored in the shootout

The draw for the semi-finals takes place after Liverpool v West Ham on Wednesday, with the first leg of those ties being played in the week commencing 8 January.

Despite the sequence of mistakes, Newcastle United coach Eddie Howe remained supportive of his captain.

“After giving us so much, it’s now our turn to support Kieran. He’s taken the group to a different level and been a transformative signing for us. He’s been the heartbeat of our performances.”

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