Davide Santon had trouble handling an in-form Adam Johnson on Saturday, and he was finally replaced by local lad Paul Dummett in the second half.
Tim Krul, Davide Santon confront each other on Saturday
It was your fault – no it was yours – no it was yours …..
Gus Poyet seems to have revived the career of Adam, after it went downhill when Paolo Di Canio was briefly in charge of the club before he was sacked earlier this season.
And it was after Sunderland’s second goal by Adam that goalkeeper Tim Krul and Davide Santon squared up to each other – which is never good to see on the pitch.
And it reminded us a little bit of what happened back in April of 20005 when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer started to fight each other in the home defeat against Aston Villa.
Only at Newcastle.
But of course it wasn’t as bad as that episode which was headlines around the sporting world – unfortunately.
This is what Alan Pardew had said Pardew said afterwards:
“We made a mistake on that second goal.” “After that everything was forced and rushed.” “It is all well and good putting a header or tackle in.”
“However, you have to show composure and Sunderland showed more than we did.”
We thought Tim Krul could have done better, and in fact it would have been better – in retrospect – had he not got to the ball, because it was served up on a plate to the waiting Adam Johnson.
Alan Pardew thought his players were affected by losing the last two derby games – how is it going to be next season when they go into the next game having lost the least three?
It’s not good – and that;s a huge understatement
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