Shearer: I nearly broke the tele after Vurnon Anita's 'rank bad play'

The Newcastle United legend was delighted his side stayed up - but was infuriated that one star left things so on edge!

Newcastle icon Alan Shearer was delighted his side ensured their Premier League status with a 2-0 win against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon - but he was left enraged by Vurnon Anita just minutes before his former side scored their second goal, according to BBC Football.

Indeed, Anita had the game at his mercy when he produced a brilliant run the length of the pitch to open up the Hammers defence. He was on his own unopposed - and was then joined by two Newcastle team-mates.

But, when the 26-year-old tried to square the ball to his right, he produced 'rank bad play' and simply gave the ball to opposing goalkeeper Adrian.

And Shearer was so infuriated by Anita's howler he went 'absolutely berserk' and says he almost broke the tele...

The BBC pundit said of the Newcastle star on Match of the Day: "The tele was nearly broken, I went absolutely berserk that we didn’t get the second goal.

"That is rank bad play. I was thinking 'goodness me, what an opportunity to kill the game.'"

Shearer was obviously pleased Newcastle went on to eventually seal the three points after Jonas Gutierrez added a second against West Ham.

A busy summer lies ahead for the Magpies, however: can they avoid another nightmare campaign next term?

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