Gary Lineker jokes about John Carver's situation at Newcastle on Twitter

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The Match of the Day host took to social media while Newcastle were losing...

Gary Lineker joked that John Carver 'may well bring himself on' during Newcastle United's draw with West Brom on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies were losing when the BBC presenter and former England striker took to Twitter, with their equaliser prompting another humorous response from Lineker.

West Brom had taken the lead at St James' Park, temporarily sending them into the Premier League's bottom three.

And Lineker's joke highlighted the problems Carver is facing on Tyneside in terms of the club's injury crisis and lack of depth.

The Newcastle coach hasn't covered himself in glory this season, showing a distressing lack of leadership - but the side's injury problems certainly haven't helped.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland man Michael Gray took to Twitter before the game to mock the Magpies after the Black Cats' 2-0 win at Everton.

Gray mimicked Kevin Keegan's famous 'I would love it' rant and later posted a picture of the league table while Newcastle were stuck in the bottom three.

Ayoze Perez's equaliser saved Carver and co plenty of grief but, for Newcastle fans, it is no laughing matter. There is still plenty of work to be done...

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