It was yet another frustrating result on the road for Newcastle today, as the Magpies completely dominated the second half at the Liberty Stadium, yet somehow came away losing to a late and rather sloppy Luke Moore goal after 85 minutes .
Five Newcastle players but Luke Moore still scores in 85th minute
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew cut a frustrated figure at the end of the game as he had this to say:
“We are frustrated and disappointed we did not even get a draw as we more than deserved that.” “We sat off them for the first 20 minutes of the first half but we sorted that at half-time.”
“In the second half I thought they had settled for a draw, they knew they were doing well to stay in it.” “But when we did not score in that great period we had you know any mistake can be costly and that is what happened.”
“We missed two or three big chances and you cannot do that at this level.” “The goal was sloppy, it’s a ball into the box, we had four defenders there and it should have been dealt with better, unfortunately it wasn’t and it cost us.”
It was just one of those games for Newcastle, and when it looked like if any team was going to win the game it was Newcastle, and yet in the end we came away with absolutely nothing. 🙁
But even in defeat there were good things to take out of the game, with Newcastle’s best players being local lad Steven Taylor, who had a great game in defense today, and of course Moussa Sissko, who again looked an excellent and powerful player.
But Newcastle missed their chances in the second half with Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran being the main culprits, but Swansea goalkeeper Vorm had to make two excellent saves from both Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko to keep a clean sheet, and eventually that got Swansea all three points.
This is a very hard loss to take, and now we just have to beat Stoke City next Sunday afternoon.
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