Newcastle could have won the game in 90 minutes last night, if we had taken the chances presented, but Newcastle didn’t and the biggest culprit was probably Papiss Cisse, who had a great chance after 32 minutes, but fired wide and Shola Ameobi put the ball into the net, but he was offside, and the great chance had been missed.
Papiss Cisse – missed chances
But then Papiss had a second chance in extra time, with the score still 0-0, but 6’8″ Costel Pantilimon made the save.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game about that missed chance:
“If that goes in it could’ve been different,” he said. “I think it was obvious the first goal would be crucial and they got it.”
“David Silva had a big influence when he came on but before that I thought we were the better side. I’m disappointed for the fans and our players because they put on a terrific show after the disappointment of Sunday.”
“It was just a shame we couldn’t get the goal we deserved,”
Newcastle played well last night, no doubt about it, but we ended up on the losing side again, .just as we did last Sunday against Sunderland.
So at the end of the day it was another loss, and now we have two tough games against Chelsea and Tottenham coming up, and we simply must get something out of those two games.