Jenas: Newcastle should have won a SECOND first-half penalty at Leeds

‘I think he’s a LUCKY boy’: Jermaine Jenas insists Newcastle should have won a SECOND first-half penalty after Weston McKennie’s ‘clumsy’ tackle – as Callum Wilson still scores twice from the spot against Leeds at Elland Road

  • Newcastle and Leeds played out a thrilling first half at Elland Road on Saturday 
  • Each side were given a penalty in the first half – as Patrick Bamford missed his
  • Jermaine Jenas believes Newcastle should have won a second before the break

Jermaine Jenas urged that Newcastle were unlucky not to win a second penalty during their explosive first half against Leeds, which ended 2-2 at Elland Road on Saturday.

Eddie Howe’s top four frontrunners were pegged back early by Leeds, who took the lead at Elland Road through Luke Ayling in the seventh minute, but clawed the scoresheet back to 1-1 thanks to a well-taken penalty by Callum Wilson on the half-hour mark.

Patrick Bamford squandered a spot-kick of his own barely 60 seconds before Wilson’s equaliser – and Jenas feels a third penalty should have been issued by referee Simon Hooper during the chaotic first half.

Speaking to BT Sport at half-time, the pundit insisted that Weston McKennie was fortunate not to give away a foul on Wilson in the area.

‘This is reckless from McKennie, it’s really clumsy,’ Jenas said on BT Sport. ‘I think he’s a lucky boy to get away with that one.’

Striker Callum Wilson scored two penalties to hand Newcastle the advantage against Leeds

Pundit Jermaine Jenas urged that Newcastle should have had another spot-kick at half time

The former Magpies midfielder said Weston McKennie (right) was ‘lucky’ to not concede a first-half penalty for his ‘clumsy’ challenge on Wilson – who took his tally to 17 goals this campaign

Jenas’ old club Newcastle started the match two points ahead of Manchester United in fourth and three adrift of Champions League chasers Liverpool.

Sam Allardyce’s Lees, meanwhile, are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League, beginning the day inside the relegation zone.

Wilson fired the visitors 2-1 ahead from the penalty spot again in the 69th minute after Junior Firpo – who was eventually sent off in the closing stages of the clash – was penalised for handling the ball in the box.

Rasmus Kristensen equalised for Leeds with a long-range effort in the 79th minute, handing the hosts a precious point.

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