However, the game turned three minutes into the second half when Shelvey, having tried to grab the ball from a prone Alli to take a quick free kick in front of the Newcastle penalty area, chose to reward the England midfielder's efforts to hold onto the ball with a step on the ankle, directly in front of referee Andre Marriner.More news: Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson lamented how time slips away
"He's mature enough now to accept sometimes what happens on the pitch, but he is so clam, he is so courageous". He's a great player and I'm sure he's going to be disappointed.
After a first half in which he had been the visitors' most threatening attacker, drifting infield from the left flank to take up risky positions between the lines, the Dane delivered a sumptuous cross to allow Alli to open the scoring just after the hour-mark. It was a clear red card. Playing against ten men always helps a bit and helps you feel comfortable on the pitch.More news: Oxford University murder suspect arrrested in the US
"I don't want to talk about it too much". "I've been caught out a couple of times with my temper. I was happy with the performance and the win".
"It's something I like to keep in my game and it was a game today when we had to keep our cool". We believe he will come back stronger.More news: New 9/11 victim identified, almost 16 years later
His options have improved, though, with young right back Kyle Walker-Peters impressing on his first league start and South Korea forward Heung-min Son making a return to action after sustaining a broken arm in preseason.