This guy wasn’t even in the Newcastle side yesterday
But they still gave away two gifts to Man City so early in the game!
Alan Pardew probably couldn’t believe his eyes as Newcastle gave Man City two Christmas gifts very early in the game yesterday, and Santa Claus wasn’t even playing for Newcastle.
But two mistakes by goalkeeper Tim Krul and then by Cheick Tiote led to two quick goals for the visitors, who hardly need gifts these days to win games, especially away from home.
But it seemed that Newcastle took the Christmas season a bit too literally yesterday, and hopefully they have now ended giving out any more presents for Christmas.
After those two silly goals Newcastle were little short of fantastic, in the way the lads fought back, and gave City everything they could handle at times, especially in that second half.
Not since the days of Bobby Robson have Newcastle had so many never-say-die characters playing for the side – they just never give up!
And manager Alan Pardew is right to say the Newcastle comeback was even sensational at times yesterday.
This is what Alan said today:
“At 2-0 down we had to rely on the character of the group. Outside that first eight minutes we played well. We could have laid down then and been torn apart, but we stood toe to toe with them.”
“The performance after that was sensational at times. We caused them many problems but you can’t give a team of that quality a head start. We were bossing the game when we scored and we had a couple of chances to equalize too.”
We want Newcastle to convert from being Santa Claus to being Scrooge tomorrow night at White Hart Lane, and if the lads can do that, then we may even be able to get a point out of the game.
Howay The Lads!!