Newcastle must stop shooting themselves in the foot at St. James’ Park, where today they gave Wigan a 2-0 start, with some sloppy defending in the first half.
Fab Coloccini – scored 94th minute goal for Newcastle
Newcastle as always, came back fighting in the second half, and were rewarded with a point, when Argentine Fab Coloccini scored the equalizer in the fourth minute of injury time.
Hughton told Sky Sports News after the game today:
“It was a point and very well deserved. We committed a little bit of suicide in that first half period up against a very good Wigan side that play a system that’s a well drilled system and they’ve got good players to play that system.”
“But we were comfortable enough, even though we didn’t keep the amount of possession we would have liked and in a mad couple of minutes we gave away two very poor goals and of course at two-nil down you know its going to be very difficult to get back from that.”
“Its about belief, you have to send the team out with a belief in that second half that you can get back into this game.” “But is always the goal, the first goal that gives them that belief and willingness to want to go on and perhaps get an equaliser and maybe even win the game.”
“I think once Shola’s goal went in it was a dangerous period because of the way that they play, when you’re pushing forward to get that equaliser there’s every chance you can leave yourself open to concede a third goal.” “But we got that one at a good time and it was well deserved on the balance of play.”
Newcastle got an unlikely point this afternoon, after trying to commit suicide in that first half, but Newcastle just cannot keep making these defensive errors at home, and expect to get many points.
But on the positive side, put this point down to pure guts and determination, and there’s not many of those points that we managed to get in our relegation season.
It’s a point and maybe the lads can make up for it with a win at Upton Park next Saturday, and we wouldn’t put it past the team, with the up and down performances we seem to get from the Magpies, in every game this season.
It’s really difficult to know what team we have this season – good or bad – that’s one problem we are having – will the real Newcastle please stand up.