Newcastle United were beaten yet again at Ewood Park this afternoon by Blackburn Rovers by a score of 3-1, but the Magpies were fighting for a draw right until the end, when Tugay put home Blackburn’s third goal in added time.
This was Newcastle’s second defeat in a row, but was a very much improved performance over last week’s horror show against Liverpool, and with any luck at all would have got something out of this game.
Sam Allardyce – his players gave all they had today – but to no avail
But Newcastle missed too many chances after Martins had put them ahead after 47 minutes and a sloppy second goal, when the Newcastle defense got into a mix up, was the goal that really let them down.
Barton seemed certain to score after 56 minutes when he had the ball 5 yards out but Blackburn somehow survived. Then Martins seemed to have a free header after 66 minutes but put the ball over Friedel, but also over the bar. Then Emerton after 79 minutes clearly handled in the penalty box as Milner challenged, but the referee didn’t give it. It was that kind of day 🙁
But to be fair Blackburn also had chances they missed in a tumultuousand very exciting second half, where both teams went for the win. It was an exciting last 45 minutes for the crowd, and both teams can take credit for their attacking intentions. The Premier league will remain immensely popular around the world, with these kind of displays that we witnessed today in the second half.
Newcastle supporters will be unhappy that their team got nothing out of the game today, but they deserved at least a point. But let’s not say the Newcastle team did not play their hearts out this afternoon – because they gave everything they had.
And they deserve continued support from their loyal fans. 7,000 of whom turned out today at Ewood Park, and gave the team fantastic support throughout the game. But it was just not to be.
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