It was looking to be a Newcastle win after 80 minutes, but it was cruelly taken away in the last nine minutes of the game at Stoke tonight, when the home side scored two simple goals from high crosses into the box.
A stressed out Alan Pardew after the game tonight
But the Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew , now under considerable stress, has said the lads can turn it around if they fight like they did tonight at the Britannia ground.
It was another terrible loss, but our lads were unlucky – and it’s painful for me to say this – but it really looked like we could get another famous win tonight – but it was not to be.
This is what Alan Pardew told BBC Sport after the game:
“The improvement from Sunday was immense and we deserved something I thought we were the better side I thought we could have a penalty at 1-0 but two sucker punches have cost us.”
“It’s galling because we’re on this run and we’re having setback after setback and I feel sorry for the players.” “That team won’t go far short if we play like that.”
Newcastle have now gone five Premier League games without a win but remain in 14th place in the league, but we are now just 2 points above third bottom Southampton.
Coloccini made a huge difference to the side tonight, and we just have to hope that Ben Arfa can come back within a week or two.
But the truth is that it’s looking like it could be a hard and long Premier League season for Newcastle, and we have yet to play the top sides in the league, but consecutive losses to West Ham, Swansea, Southampton and Stoke are scary, to say the least.
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