April 14, 2024

It was a day to forget for Chelsea and for Thiago Silva, in particular, as his dreadful second half howler allowed Newcastle to take a two-goal lead.

Chelsea’s Thiago Silva has been urged to retire immediately after his horrendous error gifted Newcastle a goal.

An entertaining clash at St James’ Park saw Raheem Sterling cancel out Alexander Izak’s early opener with a stunning free-kick. Jamaal Lascelles restored Newcastle’s lead, but it was still all the play for with half an hour left.

But then came Silva’s moment to forget. After the ball was played back to him, the 39-year-old attempted to pass it back to his keeper, Robert Sanchez, only to seemingly get his studs stuck in the turf and make feeble contact with the ball.

That allowed an alert Joelinton to nip in and put Newcastle two goals up. It was unfortunate timing for the Brazilian on the day he became the club’s oldest-ever outfield player at 39 years and 64 days.

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The gaffe prompted some fans to urge Silva to call time on his glittering career. One said: “Thiago Silva, just retire bro.” Another added: “Retirement is really knocking hard on Thiago Silva’s door.” A third commented: “Newcastle just made Thiago Silva retire.”

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Thiago Silva appeared to get his studs caught as he attempted to find Chelsea keeper Robert Sanchez, only for Joelinton to take the ball off him

Thiago Silva appeared to get his studs caught as he attempted to find Chelsea keeper Robert Sanchez.

A fourth fan blasted: “Look at Thiago Silva lol. He should just retire. His legs can’t keep up with the pace of the game.”

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Meanwhile, a Chelsea supporter pleaded: “Please retire Thiago Silva, enough of the legend bull****. Look, those Newcastle players are running like a mad dog.”

Joelinton takes the ball off Thiago Silva before firing Newcastle into a 3-1 lead against Chelsea.

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