Here is Steve McClaren’s interview after the game today, when for the second time in three games we had a player sent off in the first half – and that was the game – we lost 1-0 with an own goal after 52 minutes from the unlucky Coloccini.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – sent off today
But the lads played well once again and were very tight at the back, after last week’s heroic 0-0 draw at Old Trafford when we managed to keep 11 men on the pitch.
With 11 men on the pitch today, and the way we played, Newcastle could have been in this game today, and the red card was very unfortunate – and after only 16 minutes!
It looked ominous early on when referee Marriner gave Moussa Sissoko a yellow card after only two minutes, and it was for a challenge that didn’t even look like a foul.
The standard of referring in the world’s most popular sports league has to improve, and quickly too.