Jonjo Shelvey begs Newcastle United teammates

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Jonjo Shelvey has apologised to his teammates for his sending off in Sunday's game against Tottenham Hotspurs, Rafa Benitez has revealed.

The Newcastle United midfielder was dismissed for stamping on Dele Alli in Sunday's 2-0 Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Alli and Ben Davies netted against Benitez's 10-man team after Shelvey's sending off. Asked if Shelvey had apologised to him,

Benitez said: "Not me, everyone. He apologised." Shelvey had started the game with the captain's armband. Asked if Shelvey

would skipper the team in future, Benitez said: "We will see."

On the game, Benitez added: "I was happy with the effort of the players. There were a lot of positives. "If we want to win games, we

cannot lose our focus. All the effort was lost because we made one mistake."

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