Newcastle were very unlucky to lose to Chelsea at St. Park earlier in the season.
Alan Pardew – we wus robbed – you tell them Alan
3-0 was an unfair scoreline, with two goals coming in injury time when Steven Taylor picked up his Achilles injury, which has kept him out for the rest of the season, and his absence has obviously cost Newcastle some points in the league this season.
The Magpies have a chance to settle the score with Chelsea tonight, and the London side seemed to receive a favorable decision from the referee, Mike Dean, in the Newcastle game.
David Luiz should have received a red card for a professional foul he committed in the first half. Ba had got past Luiz, when the centre-half bundled him to the floor 20 yards out.
Dean gave the free kick but Luiz was the last man in defense, and he should have walked. But that wasn’t the first time, and it has not been the last favorable call the big clubs have had from officials this season in the Premier League.
And we’re not even going to mention the two offside goals that beat Wigan 2-1 recently. Alan Pardew talked to the local press today about that call – or non-call on David Luiz:
“That game hinged on the sending off.” “I don’t care how you look at that game, he should have gone. The ref came in afterwards and said he should have gone too.”
“They were lucky that day. Hopefully it will be our turn this time.” “If people are looking tired or need to freshen up, we’ve got the options there.”
But of course that’s all water under the Tyne Bridge now, and these calls tend to even themselves out over the season, well at least that’s what we keep reading. 😀
It’s a chance tonight for Newcastle to level the score at Stamford Bridge, where last season we drew 2-2, with Steven Taylor heading in the equalizer in stoppage time.
We’d love a draw tonight, but a win is what Newcastle will be going for.