Rafael Benítez paid £ 12 million to sign Jacob Murphy for Norwich Newcastle in 2017, but he experienced a slow start for life in Tyneside. In fact, following the loan periods at West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday, Murphy was expected to be sold to a championship club this summer, but instead it was a surprise inclusion on the Steve Bruce Premier League Squad. It seemed an excellent call when apparently reborn Murphy shone on his right back before scoring a late equalizer when Newcastle drew on Wolves last week. Bruce now says he does not dare to leave him against Everton. Maybe Benítez’s trial was right after all. Louise Taylor.
Subs of Gillespie, Dummett, Kraftth, Manquillo, Carroll, Fraser, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Yedlin, Clark, Joelinton
Subs of Olsen, Lössl, Virgínia, Godfrey, Branthwaite, Gomes, Bernard, Davies, Iwobi, SIMMS
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