Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said after the game that the 1-1 draw at Sunderland this afternoon, felt like a defeat, as Newcastle conceded deep into injury time – we know how he feels.
Alan Pardew – shown today at Sunderland – disappointed
Asamoah Gyan was the scorer of the sloppy goal, although he didn’t know too much about it, as a deflection off Steve Harper ricocheted off him into the back of the net.
You talk about a lucky goal – but they all count of course.
Alan was not happy after this game, as he told Sky Sports.
“We’re disappointed because it feels like a defeat,” “We’ve played so well today. We dominated the game and if we’d just stayed calm in that last period we would have seen it through.”
“We just made a few tiny errors and they got a break and nicked a goal which, on reflection, I don’t think they deserved.”
“Sunderland are very strong at home, but we’ve taken four points off them so, for our fans, that’s good, and it could have been six but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”
“We’re still missing some key players but the ones who came in today did a great job and I feel sorry for them today because the fans who came here would have seen that we put in a great performance and we’re very unfortunate not to get three points.”
“We have a big home game against Spurs, one of the best teams in the league, but if we play like that again we’ll give them a good game too.”
We’ve always thought one of the worst things that can happen in any game, is when the team is ahead and the other side equalizes right at the death. That’s the loss of 2 points right there.
At least in this game Sunderland equalized within the 5 minutes of added time, and there was about 85.7 seconds left – approximately – of that 5 minutes, when Gyan scored.
It could have been even worse if Sunderland had equalized after 6.5 minutes of added time – which has happened in the past of course – when the referee forgets to blow his whistle.
So to save the referees from any blame or responsibility in those cases, they now say it’s at least 5 minutes .
But we were crestfallen at the end of this game – even though we suppose an away draw is a decent result, but not today.
To be fair, the Newcastle players were just great today – and it was another terrific performance – but it seems that both the Newcastle players and fans are disappointed we couldn’t have picked up all 3 points,.
But surely Newcastle can press on and get some good results through the end of this season, starting with that certain London team that everybody talks about these days – Tottenham Hotspur.
Maybe can hammer them next week – as we did with another London team recently – it’s time some team did.