Newcastle ‘to make formal complaint’ to Premier League over refereeing standards

Newcastle United are set to make a formal complaint to the Premier League over referring standards.

The Magpies felt they deserved a penalty over the weekend when Ryan Fraser was brought down in the penalty area by Ederson.

The goalkeeper was nowhere near the ball and prevented Fraser, who could not avoid the collision, from attempting to win the ball back from Joao Cancelo.

However, any protests were waved away as the Toon Army slumped to a 4-0 loss to high-flying Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

And according to The Telegraph, that incident was the final straw for Eddie Howe.

Howe likes to keep his emotions to himself on the touchline, but the report states that he has been privately incensed by some recent decisions.

The Englishman has now asked his backroom staff to compile a series of clips to back up his points.

Newcastle have had controversial decisions go against them when facing Leicester City, Liverpool, and now Manchester City in recent weeks.

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Both City and Leicester had favourable penalty decisions ruled in their favour, while Liverpool equalised with Isaac Hayden on the floor with a head injury.

Newcastle are currently stranded in the relegation zone.

Howe's side are only three points from safety, but Watford, who are 17th, have two games in hand.

And to make matters worse, Norwich, who are currently bottom via goal difference, also have a game in hand over the Toon Army.

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