Karl Darlow Makes Honest Admission After Newcastle Draw With Wolves

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Darlow has impressed for Newcastle in Dubravka’s absence this season | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Karl Darlow has claimed he could have done better with Raul Jimenez’s long-range strike that cost Newcastle United all three points in the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday.

30-year-old Darlow was beaten by the Mexico international’s impressive effort from 20 yards out on 80 minutes. However, Jacob Murphy’s late equaliser saw Newcastle take a point at Molineux.

Speaking after the draw, Darlow was critical of his own display, admitting that he perhaps should have done better to keep the Wolves goal out.

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Darlow believes he tried to save Jimenez’s shot with the wrong hand | Stu Forster/Getty Images

He said, via the Chronicle: “Yeah, I think I could have saved it [Jimenez’s shot].

“It happens. It’s one that I didn’t see until late and maybe could have gone with a different hand, but we’ll work again at training this week and go again.”

Darlow has played in all six of Newcastle’s Premier League game so far this season, after regular first-choice keeper Martin Dubravka picked up a heel injury on international duty ahead of the new campaign.

As pointed out by the Chronicle, the former Nottingham Forest stopper has recorded the highest amount of saves in Europe so far in 2020/21 and has hopes of an England call-up.

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Murphy rescued a late point for Newcastle on Sunday | James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images

It was recently revealed that Dubravka has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation and may be out until December, leaving Darlow to continue between the sticks for a while longer yet.

Writing on Twitter, Newcastle goalkeeping coach revealed: ”Martin’s injury is taking slightly longer than expected but anyone who has suffered from ‘plantar fasciiatis’ knows, it takes time…he is working hard in the gym to maintain his fitness and I am looking forward to having him back on the grass asap!”

Newcastle will continue their Premier League campaign at home against Everton on 1 November before a trip in-form Southampton the following week.

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