Newcastle’s right back Danny Simpson, who has another solid game for Newcastle at Sunderland on Sunday, has come out and said the Black Cats were lucky to get the draw – and he’s right there.
Danny Simpson – lucky goal for Sunderland
One huge problem Sunderland have is that they cannot score goals, and even worse, they find it hard to create chances, and they’ve scored only 6 goals in their first 7 games, and that’s the lowest number of goals scored by any Premier League side to date.
Newcastle had Sunderland’s main threat Steven Fletcher under control almost the whole game, with Coloccini and Mike Williamson looking excellent in central defense.
So it was ironic that it was an own goal that saved Sunderland after 85 minutes, when the ball hit Demba Ba in the head and flew into the net past a helpless Tim Krul, following a right wing cross from Larsson that was headed on by John O’Shea.
This is what Danny Simpson said yesterday:
“I thought we were going to do it.” “It gets to the point in a game when you do not think you are going to concede. You feel quite comfortable. Everybody seems to be doing their jobs and playing together.
“For them it had to be something freaky like that. It was a fluky, lucky goal.”
We missed a chance to beat Sunderland with 10 men on Sunday, but when we play them again on Saturday 13th April at St. James’ Park, let’s hope it’s unlucky for Sunderland – pity it wasn’t a Friday too.
Howay The Lads!!
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