Some of the best pass masters to bless the game have graced the Premier League.
Players who could land the ball on a penny from 70 yards while wearing a blindfold.
Think Paul Scholes. Think Tugay. Think David Silva.
Rafa Benitez could do with taking Kenedy to one side and forcing him to watch some Tugay passing compilations on YouTube.
The Brazilian winger, who is on loan from Chelsea (shock horror), didn’t complete a single pass during the first 45 minutes of Cardiff v Newcastle.
The feat was last achieved by Nikola Kalinic, who some of you might know as the player sent home from the World Cup by Croatia this summer, during Blackburn v Birmingham in March 2010.
It took 58 minutes for Kenedy to finally find a team-mate with a pass.
Fifty-eight minutes of professional football. That’s actually quite impressive.
Kenedy also failed to complete a single dribble and only won one of his nine first-half duels after leaving his lance in the dressing room.
In all truth the 22-year-old shouldn’t have been on the pitch in the second-half after kicking out at Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa.
Referee Craig Pawson saw the incident but only decided to award a free-kick.
But worse to come.
Newcastle were awarded an injury-time penalty and a chance to break the deadlock and win the game.
Who stepped up? The man of the hour. Given how the first 96 minutes had gone, you knew what was coming.
Kenedy trotted up and put a penalty straight into the arms of Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge.
If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.
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