Bruno Guimaraes facing likely Newcastle United suspension after West Ham incident

Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is treading carefully in terms of discipline after receiving his fourth Premier League caution of the year at West Ham United.

In the Sunday 2-2 draw at the London Stadium, Guimaraes was given a yellow card for a tackle on Emerson and, in the opinion of West Ham manager David Moyes, “very lucky” to escape receiving a second for a foul on James Ward-Prowse shortly after.

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And with four cautions in his first eight league games, the Brazilian will be subject to a one-match suspension if he receives one more before The Magpies’ 20th Premier League encounter of the year, which is currently on the road against Liverpool on December 30.

Newcastle have already had one player suspended due to yellow cards this season with Anthony Gordon missing the trip to West Ham after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign against Burnley the week prior.

United boss Eddie Howe believes new Premier League rules have led to more bookings this season, conceding that his side are likely to suffer a number of suspensions over the course of the campaign.

“Whether that’s a little pause in attack or whatever it is with the new regulations that have come in so I think suspension will then come to the fore more not just for Anthony and us but for other clubs as well.

“It’s something that we will have to deal with but if we can, we’re going to try and minimise those as much as possible.”

Joelinton has been shown just one booking so far this season along with Harvey Barnes, Sven Botman, Fabian Schar, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson.

Sandro Tonali has received two bookings and is a further three yellow cards by Boxing Day away from suspension as it stands.

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