It’s certainly a strange situation in the Premier league so far with Newcastle 3rd bottom, yet just 2 points out of 10th place, and the upper half of the league.
.Joe talked to the Shields Gazette this morning:
“The league’s like that – everybody’s beating everybody,” Kinnear told the Gazette.“
“However, it’s in our hands. Wigan Athletic at home here we come. No one gave us a chance against Aston Villa.”
“Now we’ve got to beat Wigan. It’s a six-pointer – end of story.”
A win yesterday in London would have taken Newcastle to 10th place, but of course when you support Newcastle United, you never quite know what is going to happen.
The club is now back in 3rd bottom place, just above Sunderland, who had their 3rd defeat on the trot against Portsmouth on Saturday. WBA are at rock bottom in the league, after losing 3-0 at Anfield.
Claudio Cacapa, who was filling in for the injured Steven Taylor, gifted Andy Johnson Fulham’s goal in the first half, but Shola was able to score his 3rd goal of the season after 57 minutes to level the scores, before Andy Johnson was brought down by Coloccini, and Danny Murphy scored from the penalty spot after 65 minutes.
“I tried to get it across to the players that a win would have taken us into the top half, but who would have thought the areas that cost us?”
“We gave away the goals cheaply. I’m absolutely gutted with the manner of the defeat.”
“The goals were avoidable, and if you make those sort of mistakes in the Premiership, you get punished.”
Fulham had scored only 8 goals in their first 10 goals, so you can see that Newcastle’s defense had a really bad day in London.
And when that happens, it’s very hard to pick up points, and we just weren’t good enough yesterday.
That’s the plain truth, unfortunately.