With Newcastle desperate for a goal, Kenedy attempted something spectacular.

The Brazilian was having a brilliant game on Saturday, putting in one of his best performances this season for the club.

The on-loan midfielder was Newcastle’s most creative player alongside Jonjo Shelvey, and came incredibly close in the first half with a long range effort.

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Despite his best efforts, Kenedy was unable to trouble Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan. One effort from the 22-year-old could have gone down as the greatest goal in Premier League history though.

With the Magpies piling the pressure on, the ball fell to Kenedy on the left side of the box.

The winger was able to shift the ball past his man on to his right, and rather than use his weaker foot, instead tried something spectacular.

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Kenedy hit a Rabona towards the goal, only for his effort to go high and wide.

Had it gone in, it probably would’ve been the greatest goal ever scored at St James’ Park. We saw Erik Lamela do it for Spurs few years back, but this would have been even more special.

Of course, it didn’t go in, and Kenedy just looked a fool.

Was he right to go for the Rabona?

While you have to applaud his ambition, and no one would be complaining if it went in, Kenedy’s effort was not the right option.

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It was playground stuff, or something you’d see on the training ground. While players as talented as Kenedy should express themselves, it really wasn’t the time for such pageantry.

With Newcastle really struggling to get a win, it was a bit of a slap in the face to see someone try something so ridiculous.