Newcastle came back well today from our shock 1-0 defeat in the League Cup last Wednesday night against second division Sheffield Wednesday.
There were hardly any similarities between the two displays, with Newcastle being hopeless against Sheffield Wednesday.
Steve McClaren taken after 86 minutes in today´s game
Willian had just equalized
Today we looked a completely different side, so one thing Steve McClaren has to do is get some consistency into the side, although the return of 21 year-old Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic made a huge difference today.
There´s news in the People that Mike Ashley sent Steve McClaren some words of encouragement after the disappointing defeat in the League Cup.
The message was just two words:
A source close to Mike Ashley has said the following:
“Mike is a man of few words but the message sums up his feelings.” “Sacking his head coach is not on the radar. What would be the point?”
“His view is that McClaren is his head coach and he has the backing to do what he has to, to put things right.”
“Ashley’s business success is built on loyalty. Don’t forget, when Alan Pardew was being attacked last season, Mike stood by him.”
Steve McClaren mentioned yesterday that Newcastle is going through changes from top to bottom and that fans will need to be patient this season.
This display today was very good and while we conceded two late goals this was still one of our best performances this season.
It´s just a pity we couldn´t have registered our first win.
But we didn´t and we´ll just have to move on.