Tue 27 Feb 2024, 23:29 · Ash Harrison

'The more you see it': Alan Shearer blasts Jamaal Lascelles for what he did against Blackburn Rovers

'The more you see it': Alan Shearer blasts Jamaal Lascelles for what he did against Blackburn Rovers
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Newcastle United made it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals by knocking out Blackburn Rovers after a tense game that resulted in a penalty shootout.

The Magpies were once again very poor and it was the Championship side who looked to be in control of things for most of the game.

Newcastle had their chances and some top-quality goalkeeping and an excellent goal-line stop from a defender kept Eddie Howe's men at bay, but Blackburn had their own opportunities to win it too with Martin Dubravka called into action far too many times for our liking.

Newcastle's lead lasted just eight minutes

Anthony Gordon, who had been moved to play through the middle after Alexander Isak was hooked by Eddie Howe, was found in the middle of the box by Miguel Almiron who replaced the ineffective Jacob Murphy, and Gordon duly tucked it away to give Newcastle the lead.

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Jamaal Lascelles won't be getting an Easter egg from Alan Shearer

For about five minutes after Gordon's goal, Newcastle started to look like they'd build on their lead but then Blackburn were awarded a throw-in which would lead to Newcastle's undoing.

The throw was played down the line right in front of Jamaal Lascelles who didn't seem to know what to do which resulted in him stretching his neck up straight into the air failing to connect with the ball in any way, allowing Blackburn to get up the flank for Dilan Markanday to unleash a blistering strike that Dubravka was able to push onto the bar, however, Newcastle's defence weren't as quick to react as Sammie Szmodics who poked the ball home from close range.

Alan Shearer was clearly not happy with Jamaal Lascelles

It was Lascelles' inability to deal with the throw-in that led to the goal and Alan Shearer was clearly not impressed as you could tell by his remarks in the post-match analysis for the BBC.

"It gets worse the more you see it"

Lascelles was brought in to replace Sven Botman who, it's safe to say, didn't have the best of games on Saturday night, but we'd be shocked if Lascelles keeps his place when Newcastle take on Wolves on Saturday.