Alan Pardew was very confident after the Swansea loss, even if he was just a little frustrated that we took absolutely nothing from the game, when we were the better side.
Alan Pardew on the sidelines on Saturday at Swansea in South Wales
But that’s football and you don’t always get what you deserve, especially when you let in sloppy goals in the last five minutes as Newcastle did on saturday with some woeful defending before Luke Moore scrambled in the sinner after 85 minutes to take all 3 points for Swansea.
Newcastle had some excellent chances to score in the second half through Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko and captain for the day Yohan Cabaye, but the closest we got the getting a goal was when Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm turned Cabaye’s great effort onto the cross-bar for a corner.
But nothing came of the corner, and once again Newcastle set pieces were simply awful, and it’s hard to think we work on these set pieces each and every week.
But the Newcastle manager was confident when he was asked if he worries about relegation:
“None at all.” “I don’t worry about this team. It is strong and it is just disappointing when you don’t get anything and that is what our overriding emotion will be after this game.”
If we can win our next two league games at home to Stoke City and away to Wigan Athletic on the next two Sundays, that will put us on 36 points after 30 games played, and we should be in a much better position than we are now – which is just 6 points above the drop zone.
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