In one of the most bizarre instances, Erik Pieters, who has been a long term target of the magpies managed to slice his arm open after being sent off in his come back match against FC Zwolle.
Erik who had been out for 9 months certainly did not return in style. Not only did he receive the red card, but PSV went on to lose the match 3-1 against a team 13th in the league. A triple whammy if ever there was one.
The player, who is very good friends with Tim Krul, has been heavily linked with Newcastle over the past 12 months. However, after the signing of Matthieu Debuchy, it looks as though our interest in the player has cooled off – and maybe that’s a good thing!