Newcastle's Anita fumes: I never touched Chelsea striker Torres!

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita insists Chelsea striker Fernando Torres dived to win his penalty in their defeat on Saturday night.

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita insists Chelsea striker Fernando Torres dived to win his penalty in their defeat on Saturday night.

Anita stuck out a leg to try to prevent the £50million man making his way into the box, which saw ref Phil Dowd point to the spot.

Anita told the Evening Chronicle: “I will learn from this game. I’m improving my skills every time I play for the club.

“We must all learn from our mistakes, and keep on going with the good stuff.

“I felt that I didn’t touch Torres. I haven’t seen the clip, but I feel that I didn’t touch him.

“The referee gave him a yellow card the second time.

“I learn from playing against players like Torres. It’s a disappointing result, but it was good to start my first league game.”

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