Joelinton carried off on stretcher in cruel end to season just ten minutes into Newcastle's clash with Burnley
NEWCASTLE UNITED star Joelinton suffered a painful end to the campaign after he was carried off on a stretcher at Burnley.
The Magpies travelled to Turf Moor for the final day of the campaign looking to end it on a high with victory.
But the clash with the relegation-threatened Clarets got off to a nightmare start for their much-loved Brazilian.
The game was just nine minutes in when the 25-year-old went up for a header with a Burnley player.
While his opponent emerged unscathed, medics quickly raced on to the pitch to attend Joelinton after he landed awkwardly.
The star, who has been converted into a midfielder over the past few months, was down for several minutes.
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And then a stretcher was brought on to carry him off the pitch which forced Newcastle into an early change.
He was replaced by substitute Jacob Murphy.
Fortunately for the Magpies the scary incident failed to knock them out of their stride.
They took the lead just over ten minutes later as Callum Wilson converted a penalty.
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Joelinton’s struggles in front of goal after his arrival from Hoffenheim, with just six strikes in 69 Premier League appearances, led to much ridicule.
But he has shone this term after reinventing himself as a midfielder, leading to his displays being recognised earlier in the week as he was named the club’s star performer of the campaign.
He said afterwards: “I'm delighted and very happy to win this award. Thank you to the fans, the players and the staff for helping me, and all my family and friends. Thank you.
“It has been a great season for me. Many things have happened, but I'm very happy to help the team and help the team stay in the Premier League. Hopefully next season will be even better.”
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