Chris Hughton seeemed to have no complaints following Newcastle United’s Carling Cup 2-0 defeat at Peterborough last night.
Chris Hughton – no complaints
Newcastle fielded just three players aged 23 or over, with 6 teenagers starting and an average age of about 20.7.
But the youngsters were two goals down within the opening 31 minutes, and that’s how the score stayed even though Chris brought on Smith, Geremi and Nolan after 59 minutes.
Newcastle boss Hughton said:
“I can have no complaints with the result on the balance of the 90 minutes.”
“Peterborough had three good forwards and had an awful lot of chances and we rode our luck at times.”
“We came here to win the game but maybe played too many youngsters against what was an experienced side.”
“But we finished the game strongly and that was encouraging.”
With the score at 1-0 the Magpies were denied what looked like an obvious penalty when 18 year-old Kazenga LuaLua was tumbled off the ball in the penalty box.
And Hughton added:
“We could see the incident clearly and it was a definite penalty.”
“But that was against the run of play and who knows how it would have affected the game.
Chris did his best to give the senior players a break from the action and it backfired a little on the night.
But it’s got to be onward and upward, and we now have to concentrate on getting all 3 points at Ipswich Town on Saturday night – that’s all that matters right now.
If we can win at Ipswich we then have two home games against QPR and Bristol City, before the two week International break starts after our Bristol game on October 3rd.
Howay The Lads!!