The Newcastle defense went to sleep at least twice during this game that allowed Hull City to score their first two goals, and that was after Newcastle looked very good in the first 25 minutes of this game, were well on top, and had gone ahead with a good Loic Remy goal.
Loic Remy looked good with two goals today
Bur poor defending was the reason Newcastle didn’t win this game, and when you score two goals at home, we should be able to win the game.
Alan Pardew had this to say to BBC Sport about the very disappointing result:
“We started really, really well but then we dropped down a gear after our goal and that caused us problems for the rest of the game. ” “Third gear is not enough in this league against any side,”
“You look for consistency and this team is a good team but we lack a bit of consistency and that is what gets you results.” “The Premier League is about momentum and you can fly up the table at this stage of the season. We let ourselves down.”
It seemed that once Newcastle got ahead and they seemed to be so much the better side, we dropped down a gear and let Hull back into the game, and as Alan says that’s suicide in the Premier League, and Hull looked a good side after the first 30 minutes.
We could never recapture the great flowing play we showed in the first 30 minuets but for us, the defense looked too shaky, and when you give soft goals away – like we did for Hull’s first two goals – it’s difficult to win games.
Newcastle’s players will need to quickly learn that in this league you cannot take your foot off the accelerator, because if you do you lose your momentum, and sides are not in the Premier League because they are poor sides.
Hull played well in the last two thirds of the game, but Newcastle let themselves and their fans down today.
But Loic Remy looked good up front, especially in the first half, and it wasn’t our attacking play that was at fault today – it was the defending and that’s a worry.
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