By Paddy Kenny

14th Sep, 2022 | 7:00am

Pundit shares 'massive' Amanda Staveley verdict amid Newcastle United controversy

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley “can’t win” after speaking out about the club’s VAR luck this season.

That’s according to former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the controversy at St James’ Park last weekend (3 September).

In the second half of Saturday’s draw, Tyrick Mitchell scored an own goal after the ball hit him in the face following a ball back across the box.

Referee Michael Salisbury was sent to look at the VAR monitor and ruled out the goal, claiming Willock had fouled Guaita.

In an interview with Alwaleed Aldebasi (4 September) Staveley explained “we are talking to officials” after being pressed on the club’s response to recent poor decisions.

Kenny insists Staveley is right to speak out when she feels her club has been wronged.

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“I would want to say something as well,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“She is a massive part of that club. If she gets asked the question then answer it, you can’t win sometimes, can you?

“It was a ridiculous decision to disallow that goal. It was a blatant foul on the Newcastle player and it cost them the game.

“I’m sure she was annoyed with the decision and that is why she has spoken out, how anyone can have a problem with that, I don’t know.

“Everyone is annoyed with VAR now. Staveley wants the club to do well and she will be upset to see them not winning because of things like that.

“Say what you want, it’s your club.”

Newcastle are next in action against Bournemouth on Saturday (17 September).

The Magpies have registered one league win this term.

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