Newcastle are 3 points clear at the top of Championship, but they must get back to their winning ways in two weeks at Nottingham Forest.
Danny Guthrie – wanted to make amends
Danny was hoping to make amends for missing a penalty in the previous game against QPR, but what looked like a penalty when Marlon Harewood seemed to be felled in the boxn Saturday wasn’t given.
Danny talked about the game:
“Going into the international break, we have a three-point gap. It’s a nice feeling, but it could have been five if we had just nicked a goal,”
“We have had a couple of draws at home, which is disappointing. We played well on Saturday – we didn’t play so well against QPR.”
“We are always expected to win, but we are not going to win every game.” “But the most important thing is we didn’t lose and we kept the gap.”
The game was marred, at least from a Newcastle viewpoint, by referee Graham Salisbury’s decision not to award that penalty, after Marlon Harewood appeared to be hauled down by Bristol City’s Jamie McCombe.
And that would have probably given Newcastle all 3 points, which they need to get at home consistently, but Guthrie is refusing to dwell on the matter:
“Marlon said it was a stonewaller – he took his standing leg,” “Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t and we move on. Hopefully we will get one we don’t deserve.”
Guthrie was still the official penalty taker on Saturday so would have had a chance to score the winner for Newcastle, and to make up for his penalty miss earlier in the week:
“I was still on it. I wanted to put things right if I was given the chance. I was about to run up to the ball,”
“I thought the referee was going to blow, but he didn’t. Hopefully next time.”
Newcastle now need to start winning games again, and their next two games are both away from home against Nottingham Forest on Oct 17th, and then on the following Tuesday at Kevin Keegan’s first club, Scunthorpe United.
6 points from those two games would put us right back on track.