It was a very even game yesterday at West Ham and it could have gone either way – and whereas the game has gone in Newcastle’s favor over the last six games, that didn’t happen at Upton Park yesterday and in fact West Ham got a little bit lucky when a mis-hit shot from Kouyate was pounced on by Aaron Cresswell and he had the ball in the back of the net in a flash – before the Newcastle defenders could react.
Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew on the sidelines yesterday
This is what Alan Pardew had to say to Sky Sports after the game:
“Well I’m frustrated in so much that the game was so tight.” “It wasn’t really much to call between the two sides. One break for them, a lucky break, and they’ve scored the goal and suddenly we’re under pressure to try and get ourselves in a winning position.
“We pushed and pushed, even with 10 men, but it wouldn’t come.” “Yeah, I think Moussa’s had a minute there where he has lost his head a little bit.” “He’s kicked the ball away.¨
¨I think he was frustrated that the referee gave a foul and then straight up the other end he’s ended up in an incident with Andy Carroll, which actually didn’t do him any justice either.¨
“He’s an honest boy and really and truly that’s not him, but he’ll learn from that.” “I can’t fault the players. They have been absolutely brilliant and again the attitude today was first-class, but it just didn’t fall for us.¨
“We didn’t get the bit of quality that we normally produce and therefore we have ended up with a defeat.”
The unfortunate thing yesterday was that Moussa will now miss the game on Tuesday night at Turf Moor as will Jack Colback who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season – so it’s a good question as to who will come into midfield for that game, with players like Mehdi Abeid and Ryan Taylor still out injured.
It’s almost certain that Vurnon Anita will be drafted in and the Dutchman will get a chance to show what he can do in a Newcastle shirt.
The last thing we want to see on Tuesday night is a second successive defeat – this time to a side that is second bottom of the league – Newcastle must go all out to get back to our winning ways.
Wonder if Rolando Aarons will be fit for Tuesday night?
What do you think?
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