Wild goalkeeper error hurts Newcastle in draw (video)

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Karl Darlow is having a decent season for Newcastle United, though Tuesday’s gaffe is most certainly not a fine example of his campaign.

Newcastle leads the Championship by a point and is five points ahead of third place Huddersfield Town after 31 matches, but the Magpies would be enjoying a bigger cushion had Darlow not karate kicked the air.

Darlow’s swing-and-miss allowed Cameron Jerome to walk the ball into the goal and give Norwich City a 2-1 lead. Fortunately for the Magpies, captain Jamaal Lascelles leveled things to give Newcastle a point at Carrow Road.

This is genuinely in the discussion of worst ‘keeper mistakes in recent history.