As expected, Newcastle lost at the Emirates tonight by a score of 3-0 to the Gunners, with goals from Laurent Koscielny (26), Mesut Ozil (42) and Olivier Giroud (65), and quite simply we were no match for Arsenal, as the disastrous second half of the season continues unabated, and but for some good saves by goalkeeper Tim Krul – it could have been worse.
Ozil and Gosling challenge for the ball tonight
And that’s the sixth defeat in a row in the Premier League for the club, a new record, and in the last 18 league games we have lost 13, and failed to score in 13, and accumulated just 13 points – and that’s real relegation form – and over a full season that would get us about 27 points.
And throw in the loss to Cardiff City in the FA Cup third round at home and that’s 14 defeats in the last 19 games – can it get any worse?
The last time Newcastle lost six league games was way back in the 1986-1987 season when Iam McFaul was the manager – and it’s yet another unwanted record for manager Alan Pardew.
We play Cardiff City at home in the next game, and they are rock bottom of the league and they were hammered by Sunderland 4-0 on Sunday – so surely we can get something out of that game?
We’ll have a report of tonight’s game coming out – fairly soon.
These Newcastle games are getting very hard to watch, and after seven years of Mike Ashley owning the club, we look like a completely spent force. 🙁