Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said after the game this afternoon, what everybody knew, that the two Stoke sending offs by referee Martin Atkinson, both within three minutes changed the game completely, and basically handed the points to Newcastle.
Loic Remy – after scoring equalizer just before half time
Newcastle had not played well in that first half which ended up at 1-1 but Newcastle did everything right in the second half against 9 man Stoke and tore the opposition apart and it could have been more than 5-1.
This is what Alan Pardew told BBC Sport after the game:
“I thought the Stoke players conducted themselves brilliantly in the second half – against our strike force and down to nine men,” “It was a shame for Stoke because the two sending-offs were a major factor in us winning in the manner we did.”
Newcastle now have 33 points from the first 18 games and 7 points form safety. 😀
And our goal difference is now up to +6 and after a poor first 45 minutes we imagine that Alan Pardew said some choice words at half time, and the lads came out like a steam train in that second half and for the job done to the delight of the Newcastle crowd.
Newcastle now welcome Arsenal to St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon, after Arsenal went back to being league leaders when they beat struggling West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park.
That’s going to be some game.
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