Newcastle didn’t really deserve to win the game yesterday, but when you have a chance in the middle of the goal and one yard out – you expect the player to put the ball in the net, but yesterday Yoan Gouffran somehow spoiled the ball over the cross-bar – almost from underneath it – and it could well turn out to be the miss of the season.
Alan Pardew and coaching staff’s reaction to Yoan’s last minute miss
But that’s how things go sometimes, but while Newcastle didn’t play well, and it wasn’t a good game to watch – Sammy Ameobi almost pulled the game in Newcastle’s favor with that great cross from the left-wing that hit the inside of the post – we could have done with the three points yesterday, but it wasn’t to be.
Alan Pardew talked about the miss after the game yesterday:
“Sammy hit a great little cross and I thought it was in, then it came back on the wrong side for Gouffran – he’ll be sweating on the Christmas gaffes for misses of the season.”
“I think we looked a more disciplined and cohesive defensive unit today, but in the offensive areas you could tell we needed a few more options off the bench.”
“It would have been nice to have more senior players to bring on, but I can walk out of here tonight fairly happy that we’ve put in a professional performance, if not a performance that we really wanted.”
Sammy did very well once he came on and made some good runs down that left-wing, and the 21 year-old certainly shows a lot of promise, and hopefully he can come through for the side this season.
Yoan Gouffran – cannot believe he missed
And while things are not good at the moment, they are not as bad as some people are making out, and we have to jeep supporting the lads – and who knows we could have Loic Remy available for next Saturday’s game – at home to Fulham, but first things first and we play at Morecombe on Wednesday night at the Globe Arena with a 7:45 pm kick off.
And we just have to get through that game and to the third round of the Capital One (League) Cup.
It’s going to be a busy and interesting week at Newcastle United – that’s for sure – we have to hope it’s a successful one.
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