Newcastle star Kieran Trippier on CRUTCHES and wearing protective boot after being taken to hospital after Villa winner

KIERAN TRIPPIER scored the winner for Newcastle against Aston Villa – then left the stadium on CRUTCHES.

The England international struck a sweet freekick on 35 minutes to seal three crucial points for the Magpies.



But he was subbed off just three minutes into the second-half with a knock to his foot.

And the 31-year-old was later spotted leaving St James’ Park on crutches with a protective boot.

Toon boss Eddie Howe later confirmed the right-back had been taken to hospital for an x-ray.

Howe said: “Trippier got stamped on and he couldn’t continue with a problem on the top of his foot.

“He’s gone for an X-ray at hospital. We’re keeping everything crossed there’s no broken bone there.”

Trippier joined mega-rich Newcastle in January as the first signing of the Saudi-led era on Tyneside.

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He arrived from Atletico Madrid in a £12million deal as Howe called in reinforcements to help them beat the drop.

The result against Steven Gerrard’s dangerous Villa made it three wins in a row for the hosts.

They currently sit four points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand over Norwich below them.

Next up for Howe’s men are high-flying West Ham before a vital pair of games against Brentford and Brighton.

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