It was a bit surprising when John Carver replaced Remy Cabella after 70 minutes, as the Frenchman was again our best player yesterday, but John decided to give Gabby Obertan an outing.
Remy Cabella tussles with Victor Moses yesterday
And we suppose Gabby did help to set up our goal, when he cut the ball back nicely to Moussa Sissoko, who laid it off to Jack Colback to score a nice goal.
But of course then we conceded in the last minute of normal time, when Peter Crouch was allowed to head home for the equalizer.
Remy Cabella made it known he was not pleased at being substituted and was reprimanded by John Carver after the game – and John rightly said this was about the squad and not just about the 11 players currently on the field.
Remy Cabella after the game seemed to understand that, and he said this about the caretaker manager:
“I have confidence with him,” “I give him everything on the pitch. I’m playing, and I want to do the best.”
“We’re disappointed. We scored one goal, and they scored to make it 1-1. We prefer to win.”
“It’s a big match,” “We are going to Crystal Palace to win – we want three points, and we will give everything.”
“Against Alan Pardew, it will be special!”
Wins are what count in the Premier League and that’s why it was so disappointing that we threw one away right at the end and at home too – let;s not keep talking about St. James’ Park as a fortress – because at the moment it’s nothing like one.
And we had two excellent chances with Obertan and then Perez to get a second goal with five minutes to go.
But it wasn’t to be but the lads will have a chance at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night to atone for their throwing away two vital points yesterday.
Wins are what;s important but John Carver have only one win since Alan left the club after the Everton win – that;s a win rate of only 16.7%.
That certainly will not get John Carver the job permanently in the summer – and he knows it.
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