A relived Alan Pardew talked to Newcastle United video reporter Rob Scanlon after the game on nufcTV, and the Newcastle manager said it was about time Newcastle had a little luck, and once we were 1-0 up and Wigan were reduced to 10 men, there was only going to be one winner.
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One important piece that Alan talked about – other than Newcastle have been unlucky all season with injuries wand have received a lot of unfair criticism – was a brief report on the three new injuries Newcastle picked up tonight – to top stars Cheick Tiote, Davide Santon and Demba Ba.
This is what Alan said about those injuries:
“For us, we have three little strains, which we don’t think are too serious thankfully.” “We took Cheick off as a precaution and the other two are not too bad.”
Davide Santon, who again looked a very good player for Newcastle last night, had to leave the pitch early in the second half, and then after 85 minutes there were shudders going around the ground as Demba Ba was injured, and he limped off the pitch – with what looked like a hamstring pull.
But presumably the medical staff have had quick look at all three players and they all have only slight strains.
And for once – that’s some good news on the injury front for Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!
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