Newcastle United confirm Anthony Gordon Australia decision after missing Brentford win

Anthony Gordon has been left out of Newcastle United's post-season trip to Australia after sustaining an Achilles injury at Manchester United in midweek.

Gordon was left out of Sunday's 4-2 win over Brentford and while his team-mates all left the Gtech Community Stadium and headed straight for the airport, the winger will remain on Tyneside for treatment ahead of this summer's European Championship.

England boss Gareth Southgate was in attendance at Brentford on the final day of Premier League action as Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Nick Pope featured. Now, he will be keeping a close eye on Gordon's injury as he prepares to name his 26-man squad for the summer.

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Speaking after the season finale, Eddie Howe said: “Anthony won’t be going to Australia. He had a scan very soon after the Manchester United game – we don’t think it’s a serious injury, but it’s enough to keep him out of today and Australia.

“I believe everyone who is here today will travel. Unless there are any late twists or turns, I believe it’ll be everyone who is here today, and that is every fit player at the club.”

Gordon appeared to sustain the injury when fouled by Sofyan Amrabat in Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford. The incident was a major moment of controversy after Newcastle weren't awarded a penalty, with Gordon bemoaning the lack of a VAR decision in his post-match media duties.

Newcastle took all three points without the 23-year-old on Sunday, securing a seventh-place finish in the process. The Magpies now have to wait until Saturday's FA Cup final to discover if they have done enough to earn a Europa Conference League spot for next season.