It’s fair to say that if Loic Remy had been in his best goal-scoring form today, he would have had two fairly easy goals, one from a chance in the first half and then one just after Rodriguez had equalized for Southampton in the second half, when he was presented with a golden opportunity to score by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
Fab Coloccini and Mike Williamson talking to ref today
Alan Pardew thought those two misses cost Newcastle today, as he said this to Sky Sports:
“It was a real Premier League game, good teams at it, but Southampton have got a great defensive record and we had two massive opportunities with Loic,”
“I thought Remy played well today, but those two you would expect him to score and at this level it would have made the difference.” “The rest of the game was very, very tight – they had periods, we had periods – two good teams.”
“I thought Adam Lallana had an impact on the game, for sure, but having said that so did Hatem Ben Arfa, he could have won it for us at the end. ” “He made a few nice moments for us.”
“That’s what these players are paid to do if they are not in the team – come off the bench and make an impact.”
Loic Remy has been great for us this season so far, but he seems to gone off the boil just a little bit, and normally he would have scored with both the opportunities he had today, and we have to think of this result as 2 points lost.
Next Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace will not be easy either, as Palace were unlucky to go down 2-1 at Stamford Bridge today.
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