Make no mistake about it, Newcastle are at their lowest point of the season after being beaten 2-0 at home to Manchester City tonight. After a keenly fought first half City emerged worthy winners over a demoralized Newcastle side tonight.
And this is only the second time this season Manchester City have been able to win away from home. But in the end they were comfortable winners against a Newcastle side, who looked just far too mechanical. Couple that with our last home game, when Derby County were bottom of the league and had one away point and one away goal before playing Newcastle.
Derby tripled their away goals and doubled their away points at the expense of the Magpies. It’s hard to know how much worse things can get. By the way, we have a fairly strong squad of players, at least on paper.
Manchester had some flair in their side and that basically was the difference in the teams tonight. It’s really hard to know what happens next for Newcastle. The players look really short on confidence and now in their last 12 games they have won 2 and drawn 3 for a total of just 9 points, which is certainly relegation form. Newcastle have certainly lost the plot this season and to talk about European qualification this season now seems like a bad joke.
Until Manchester City went ahead through Elano on 38 minutes it was a fairly easy game but Newcastle did have chances in the first half and they never looked like scoring to be truthful. Oba Martins in particular didn’t look good and it was no surprise when he was withdrawn for Owen at half time.
Michael played well in the second half, especially with his link up play but even Michael was not able to score fr Newcastle. Once the second goal went in, scored by Gelson Fernandes after 76 minutes (after being on the field for just 40 seconds), the game was well and truly over for the Tyneside club.
There was little booing from the Newcastle fans, who have been taught to support their team, through thick and thin. But this is just not good enough and we feel there will be enormous pressure not just on Sam Allardyce, but also on Chris Mort, our chairman to turn this thing around.
Any more of this and we’ll be dragged into a relegation tussle.
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