After the excitement of Newcastle’s second half comeback today, when the lads came back from two goals down and did everything but get the equalizer with a tremendous second half comeback.
Arsene Wenger arriving at St. James’ Park today
But after all is said and done, 91% of readers thought we would lose the game today, and they were still right.
John Carver says he will take a lot from today’s game:
“Until they scored the first goal, I thought we were in the game, there wasn’t a great deal between the two sides.”
“But it was disappointing, the first half, and it was disappointing because we conceded from two set plays.”
“They didn’t open us up really and Tim Krul didn’t have a great deal to do, but it was disappointing how we conceded the two goals.”
“Certainly if you keep giving Arsenal free-kicks in wide areas, they are going to punish you with the quality they have got and certainly with Giroud in the box.”
“But the way we came back in the second half – we scored an Arsenal-type goal, great play down the right-hand side, pull-back by Remy Cabella and a super finish by Moussa Sissoko.”
“In the second half, I thought we took the game to them, we were on the front foot, we had more energy and I can take an awful lot from today.”
This year has not been good for Newcastle, and we were knocked out by bottom club Leicester City at the first hurdle of the FA Cup in the 3rd round in early January.
And in 11 league games played this year we have only two wins and three draws, and the wins were against teams who were in the bottom three when we beat them – Hull City and Aston Villa.
John Carver’s record at Newcastle is not good since Alan Pardew left the club.
But John’s still right – if we can play like we did in the second half today, and like we did in the first 20 minutes of today’s game, we can still get some decent results before the season draws to a close in late May.
But we are 7 points out of 10th place and it’s kind of like a sinking feeling – much like it was last year at this time.
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