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Rob Green explains calamitous Leeds mistake on Twitter following Newcastle defeat

By Harvey Byrne

Rob Green apologised to Leeds fans on Twitter following his calamitous mistake in the club’s 2-0 loss against Newcastle on Sunday.

The 36-year-old goalkeeper made a horrific blunder when he failed to deal with a simple ball floated in towards his goal in the first half.

The former England international tried to palm the ball away from his line rather than catch it and presented Dwight Gayle with the simple opportunity to finish from close range.

Gayle added further misery to the Yorkshire giants with a cool finish for his side’s second goal after finding himself free in the box.

Green took to his personal Twitter account after the match and explained the error for the first goal by expressing his “apologies” and stating that he “didn’t want to carry it over the line”.

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The former Norwich, West Ham and QPR shot-stopper has received criticism from the fans already this season after joining the club in the summer.

One of the main weaknesses fans have consistenly highlighted is his poor handling in the air and that was shown against Newcastle for the opening goal by Gayle.

However, despite the shortcomings in goal, the club are still sat in a healthy position in the Championship table in seventh place and one point from the play-offs.

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