Tim Krul should have done better with Ashkan Dejagah’s shot after 68 minutes which gave Fulham their first win in ten games, and that doesn’t say much about Newcastle’s performance, which was poor at best.
Ashkan Dejagah’s shot beats Krul after 68 minutes
And it’s true we should have had a penalty in added time when John Heitinga seemed to handle but referee Howard Webb didn’t give the penalty – but he should have.
This is what Tim Krul has said about that penalty appeal and about the goals he conceded:
“I’ve just seen it back and his hand is up in the air.” “I know sometimes it is difficult for the referee to see things but then he needs help off his assistants.” “From my point of view it is a blatant handball and I’m disappointed he didn’t give it.”
“His arms were up. It’s close and I agree he’s only two yards away but at the end of the day his hands were up and that’s the rule.” “If his hands were by his side it’s not his penalty.” “I’m devastated because I would have loved to put it right.”
“The shot moved a lot in the air. It dipped at the end, but at the end of the day I need to save those. I know it’s hard but I think somebody maybe was in my view as well.”
“I’m devastated because ten seconds before the goal we had a massive chance to go one up but that’s football. They had a few chances so we got away with that. They played well too.”
“We won’t let the season fizzle out. The commitment was there.” “It was a hot day but the boys showed their commitment. We had a chance but we missed and they went up the other end and scored.”
That last paragraph there includes a bit of an excuse, and actions always speak louder than words, so we want to see a fully committed performance from the lads on Saturday, and if we can do that we could get the win that we really need.
That may lift the spirits of Newcastle fans if we can get our third win in the last four games against Crystal Palace, but somebody will have to score a goal for us to get those 3 points..
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