Newcastle put themselves into a great position to win the game at Old Trafford yesterday, after we were deservedly were 2-1 up at the beak, and 3-2 up after 68 minutes, but again we managed to lose the game — and it was frustrating for the players, the fans and the manager.
Davide Santon in action yesterday
Davide Santon had another good display yesterday in a black and white shirt, and he’s currently 4th in the voting for Man of the Match with 9% of the vote.
And Santon was devastated after the defeat yesterday, and had this to day to the Newcastle web-site after the game:
“We had a really big chance to win this game but the last ten minutes were good for Manchester United and they won while we come back to Newcastle with zero points.” “I think people thought Newcastle would go to Manchester United and come back with zero points but we really had a chance to win the game.”
“We were confident because last week we won against QPR so when you win, for the next game you always have confidence. You have a winning mentality.” “Today was like that. We came here to get the result but in the final minutes we were beaten and we’re really disappointed because we should have won.”
“It was always 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 to Newcastle again, 2-2, then 3-2 to Newcastle when Papiss scored, so we’re very disappointed to end up with nothing.” “It’s a really sad day but now we have to think about the next game.” “We’re disappointed but I think if we can still go into the next game against Arsenal with the mentality to win.”
“If we play the same as we did today – especially in the first half – we can win the game.” “Like today, we’ll go with a winning mentality and I think we can win the game.”
Newcastle must keep up their spirits after what was a heart breaking loss yesterday, and the worry we have now is that we could slip back into some bad form on Saturday and lose our 8th game out of the last 10 league games, and there will again be worries about when we will pull out of this awful slump we are in.
Hopefully we’ll get the win at the Emirates on Saturday and learn from yesterday’s defeat.
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