We thought QPR played quite well yesterday, and their performances of late are much better than a team that is currently bottom of the league after they lost 1-0 at St. James’ Park, and surprisingly bottom club Burnley won 2-1 at Stoke City, and go to 3rd bottom
Harry Redknapp arrives at St. James’ Park yesterday
He looks worried
Newcastle were well on top in the first half yesterday but we again failed to score with some of the chances we had, but in the second half Newcastle upped their game and moved forward all the time and but for a great performance from former England goalkeeper Robert Green in the QPR goal, the score would have been more than 1-0.
But we still had to wait until the 78th minute for the goals when Moussa Sissoko swept the ball home and even Green couldn’t get to that one – and that was all three points.
Harry must have been a little disappointed with the outcome but he had praise for what was a bit of a patched up Newcastle side.
This is what Harry Redknapp said after the game:
“Until the goal it was drifting away to a 0-0 draw and a decent point.” “It was difficult for us. I didn’t ever see Newcastle in a relegation scrap.” “This is a big club and they have a strong squad.”
It was the third 1-0 home league win in a row for Newcastle, and in each of those three close games, the lads were pressing for the winner late in the game – and all three winning goals came after 70th minute as the home pressure started to count.
And we were a couple of hundred short of a full house again yesterday and the last three home attendances have been 51,886, 52,166 and 51,915 respectively – not too bad at all.
Next up will be a difficult game at West Ham next Saturday at 3:00 pm – and that is shaping up as a real test of this new Newcastle United side.
Both managers – Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew – have managed the other club, and it should be an interesting game.
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