Why Vurnon Anita Is Under Most Pressure for Newcastle Following Loss to Man City

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Why Vurnon Anita Is Under Most Pressure for Newcastle Following Loss to Man City
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While the majority of Newcastle United’s players emerged with a semblance of credit despite Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, Vurnon Anita should be looking over his shoulder.

Jack Colback, Daryl Janmaat, Emmanuel Riviere and Remy Cabella all enjoyed eye-catching debuts for the Magpies, while Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson looked solid at the back.

But for long spells against the champions, Anita was largely anonymous in his central midfield role and offered little before being substituted not long after the hour mark.

So with the new campaign underway, and the Toon’s second fixture coming up at Aston Villa on Saturday, Bleacher Report looks at five reasons why the Dutchman is under pressure at St. James’ Park.

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