We didn’t expect any points last night at Old Trafford – and we didn’t get any – and we didn’t deserve any either.
Mike Williamson – had a good game last night
But that game is now behind us, and the lads will be getting ready for the game against Aston Villa on Sunday, which has a 1:30 pm local kick off time.
This is a game in which we think we should be able to get one point at least, but it will not be much easier than last night’s game, although with Villa without a full time manager, after Martin O’Neill walked out of the club in a huff with his massive ego intact, it may be an opportunity to put some points on the board this season.
Aston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald did very well indeed last Saturday, when his team thrashed West Ham at Villa Park 3-0, and it could have been a lot more goals, against a weak looking West Ham side.
So we should be able to get at least a point out of this game, and of course a win would be a terrific result for the lads, but they will have to learn from their experience last night, when the first and third goals were caused by poor defending by the Newcastle side.
However, on the positive side, there were some good performances from the Newcastle players, and few better than Mike Williamson, playing his first game ever in the Premier League, and the 26 year-old was very solid last night.
This lad could well turn out to be a massive signing for the Newcastle club – and his attitude and temperament are just excellent.
Chris Hughton talked about the game last night, and it’s good we will not be playing teams like Manchester United every week – that’s for sure.
Chris said this morning:
“It is always a daunting task coming to Man Utd and all you can do is restrict the opportunities they have and I think we did that for periods of the game.”
“I think with them having so much of the ball and the quality they have got you just don’t want to concede again.” “For us the important thing was to come out of today with some credit going into what is an important game next week.”
Newcastle will need to learn from the tapes of last night’s game, and play in a more attacking formation against the Villa on Sunday afternoon if we are to get anything out of this game.
We need to get some points up on the board as soon as we can, and Sunday will be a good time to start that, but it will again be a tough game.
The following Saturday we are away to Wolves, and that has to be another match in which we can secure some points.