Home » Newcastle star Fabian Schar lucky to escape red card after horrific tackle on Pedro Neto during Wolves clash

NEWCASTLE star Fabian Schar was lucky not to receive a red card for his horrific challenge on Wolves star Pedro Neto in the teams’ 1-1 draw.

The Magpies faced Wolves in a heated Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.



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Ruben Neves gave Wolves the lead at the Molineux with a sumptuous finish in the first half.

Wolves were on the verge of clinching three points before Allan Saint-Maximin’s last-gasp equaliser.

Both sides scrambled for a winner in eight minutes of stoppage time to no avail.

However, the match could’ve had a different outcome if Schar was given his marching orders for his gruesome challenge on Neto early in the second half.

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Schar’s tough tackle culminated in him receiving a yellow card for the offence, and Neto going down injured.


The centre-back held his breath as VAR checked the challenge, but he was able to carry on after the system didn’t deem the contravention worthy of a red.


Neto soon returned to action, although fans were fuming that Schar wasn’t removed from the game for his challenge.

Sky Sports asked users on Twitter if they thought Schar should’ve been sent off.


And one fan emphatically responded yes whilst claiming it would’ve been a different outcome if Schar played for Manchester United.

Another fan bluntly said: “Yes, it is not a fair challenge.”

A third user who supports Newcastle even admitted Schar should’ve been further punished, adding: “Yeah and I support the team lol.”

Schar then had the chance to win the game for Newcastle with the final kick of the game but he sent his free-kick wide.

The Magpies sit in seventh after the clash, while Wolves languish in 19th spot with just two points after four games.