Newcastle United suffered a defeat for the first time in eight games today – a 1-0 loss at West Ham – but with Moussa Sissoko being sent off and Jack Colback picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, both will now miss the game at Burnley on Tuesday night – and that’s not good news.
Aaron Cresswell scores all important goal
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game today:
“I’m disappointed the six-game winning run has come to an end – at some point it had to,” “It was a tight game – they had a major break on the goal. It probably decided the game. We tried to push the best we could.”
“I think Moussa was frustrated he didn’t get the free-kick.” “He lost his mind a bit.” “He kicked the ball away at the next incident a minute after.”“He’s been outstanding for us but he has to learn.”“I’ve seen the replay after the first incident – it doesn’t looked too good.” “But he’s not like that.”
“I said to the team we let ourselves down in the period building up to the goal.” “The goal was very disappointing.” “We’d defended superbly before that.”
“There were a lot of high balls.”
“I thought one goal would win it.” “We’d like to have made more opportunities.” “There were good professional battles going on, Mark Noble and Jack were outstanding for the teams.¨
We cannot complain too much, because it was really anybody’s game until that first goal went in – and we have won our last three home games by a score of only 1-0.
But now it will be important to put in a good performance at Turf Moor on Tuesday night against a side who are second from bottom, although we will now be without both Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback in midfield – so it could be difficult.
We suppose that Dutch International Vurnon Anita will need to come in – and we’re not sure of the fitness of Algerian Mehdi Abeid, but we would be surprised if he can play on Tuesday night, after breaking a te a couple of weeks ago.
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