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It’s Definitely Points Dropped For Us

8:16 am, Sunday, December 15th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Yoan Gouffran scored his 6th goal of the season for Newcastle yesterday, and that got Newcastle a 1-1 draw against Southampton at St. James’ Park, but good chances were missed by the home side, and it has to be two points dropped by Newcastle, who are currently 6th in the Premier League.

Yoan Gouffran scores for Newcastle United against Southampton in the Premier League at St James'

Yoan Gouffran rounds the goalkeeper top score yesterday

It was a slow first half but Newcastle had two good chances and Gouffran took his chance very well after 27 minutes, but the usually reliable Loic Remy missed an easier chance after 12 minutes.

It’s the fourth goal in as many home games for Gouffran, who had this to say on the Newcastle web-site after the game:

“The first goal here took a little while to come – it was hard to make it happen.”  “But as soon as I knocked that first one in they have seemed to come in a wave afterwards.”

“It feels great every time I score the fans are magnificent, and to hear them celebrate when I score is an amazing feeling.”  “I’m happy every time I score, of course. Scoring is a great thing for me but it’s also good to get the points for the team.”

“It is definitely two points dropped for us because we wanted to go out there and win.”   “Southampton are a great team, very good in the league, but we expect to beat every team we face.

“We were a little disappointed with the result because we would have liked to go out there and win, to climb higher up the league. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”

“We are on a good run at the minute though and we have a lot of points in the bank, so we will keep on going, go to Crystal Palace and try to move forward again.”

“There were plenty of positives to take, that’s for sure.”

Southampton were much improved in the second half with the introduction of Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin, and the Saints eventually equalized after 66 minutes through Jay Rodriguez , but Newcastle still had chances after that goal to win the game.

So it’s definitely 2 points dropped for Newcastle, and sometimes the games we think we should win we don’t.

And next up is a tricky game at Crystal Palace next Saturday, and Palace are a much more organized team under new manager Tony Pulis, and it could be difficult to get the win next weekend too.

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Tags: Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Premier League · Yoan Gouffran



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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Burni // Dec 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    We’re playing good attacking football at the minute. But we don’t keep doing it. If we did we wouldn’t have to worry about the other team scoring. The reason we should use this instead of our defence is….well…… You all saw how we got cut to ribbons yesterday for their goal right?

  • 2 lesh // Dec 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Burni, we did go for it yesterday, think about how many chances were missed after Southampton equalised. I’ve no doubt that Pardew and the lads were up for winning the game but Saints took advantage of that. A shame but that’s life.

  • 3 Sav // Dec 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Palace won’t be easy but Pards will have had time to scout them and know what they are about. They looked decent yesterday but we seem to play better on the counter. That’s how we were undone yesterday, urged forward at home and cut to ribbons with 3 good passes and a cool finish.




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