Joe Kinnear was left wondering how Newcastle United didn’t get anything from their game at Craven Cottage this afternoon, after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Fulham.
Joe Kinnear – not sure how Newcastle didn’t win
Shola Ameobi got his third of the season, and this time he didn’t misgit or slice his shot, and that brought Newcastle level after Andy Johnson’s first-half goal, following a mistake from Claudio Cacapa.
Within a minute of Shola’s goal Joey Barton was denied a second as Mark Schwarzer made a brilliant save low to his left, and turned the ball around the post, the save of the game, from the big Australian.
And then we conceded a penalty when Coloccini brought down Johnson on 65 minutes, and Danny Murphy slotted the ball home nicely.
Joe told nufcTV after the game at Craven Cottage:
“When we got that equalizer I thought it was a matter of when we got the winner and not if,”
“I’m bitterly disappointed to say the least.” “We had a couple of good chances at 1-1 to win it and the penalty has cost us.”
“I thought it was a foul on Cacapa in the build up but it’s no denying it was a pen.” “After that we’ve came back into a little bit and Michael Owen had a good chance.”
“But it’s a huge disappointment and next week’s game against Wigan is now a must-win.”
Our next game is next Saturday against Wigan Athletic, and it is much like last Monday’s game against Aston Villa, a must win game.
But to go to Fulham. who are not playing well, and allow ourselves to be beaten, because of sloppy defensive play, when we gave away not one, but two poor goals, is our own fault, and doesn’t fill us with a lot of confidence.