'I was lucky' – Ritchie relieved to avoid red for Mane-esque Mawson challenge

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie admits he was “lucky” to avoid being sent off for a Sadio Mane-esque challenge in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Swansea.

With scores level at 0-0, Ritchie was shown a yellow card for a high boot on Alfie Mawson as the Swans defender stooped to head a loose ball.

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The incident reignited debate around Mane’s sending off just 24 hours earlier, when