Sun 12 May 2024, 15:00 · Ash Harrison

Bruno Guimaraes' actions at full time at St James' Park yesterday being highlighted as cause for concern

Bruno Guimaraes' actions at full time at St James' Park yesterday being highlighted as cause for concern
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Newcastle United played their final home game of the Premier League season on Saturday with a disappointing and frustrating 1-1 draw with Brighton as the curtain call.

The Magpies ended their home fixtures having been beaten just three times in the League at St James' Park and they also managed to score in every home game in the league for the first time in the Premier League era.

However, there was no getting away from the feeling of disappointment after the Magpies failed to pick up maximum points in their final game at home. Newcastle still have two games to play on the road and in order to grab European football for next season, winning both is a must. However, if they are as wasteful as they were yesterday, they're going to have a hard time.

After the game the players stayed out for the traditional end-of-season lap of honour along with the staff and families etc, but it looked like Bruno Guimaraes was in no mood for the tradition after that game.


Bruno was pictured with his head in his hands giving cause for concern

Newcastle fan, Chloe Anderson (@NUFCBrace) posted photos of Bruno on X that showed him sitting away from team with his head in his hands, far from his usual smiley self.

Doom-mongers amongst us would see that as a sign that he could be off at the end of the season, but mindful of this, Chloe followed up with images of Bruno on the lap of honour smiling and waving.

We all know how passionate and competitive Bruno is, so we know that anything other than a win and Bruno isn't going to be happy. His body language after the game was all about that match and nothing to do with his future.


Bruno's reaction is what we would have preferred to see given the result

It was a game that Newcastle should have won, so if any player was smiling and laughing straight after the whistle we'd have been more concerned about that behaviour than what Bruno was doing.

The lads now have to pick themselves up again and give everything they've got on Wednesday to put daylight between us and Manchester United again. regardless of what happens with them and Arsenal later today.

Chelsea have now caught us up and they are showing no signs of slowing down, so we have to win our final two games just to keep them at bay thanks to our superior goal difference. What a nail-biter of an end to the season.