For the second game running our stand-in goalkeeper Rob Elliot was one of the few players who turned up for the game and he was again our best player and winner fo the Man of the Match poll against Leicester City.
In second place and worth a mention is Vurnon Anita, who had one of his better games for Newcastle after Cheick Tiote had gone off injured in the first half.
Rob Elliot makes great save from Jamie Vardy
And today in the Chronicle Rob has taken it upon himself to apologise to the fans for what was another dreadful performance from this inconsistent Newcastle side – who are now precariously positioned just one point above the drop zone.
The more times we put in insipid displays like this the bigger the chance we will be relegated in May.
This is some of what Rob has said in the Chronicle:
“We have to hold our hands up, we were poor, and they were the better team. There are no excuses at all, we know that.”
“It’s not acceptable, especially after the performances we put in recently and the character we have shown. This was really disappointing.”
“I just want to make sure there are no excuses, we hold our hands up and apologise.” “The only thing we can do now is go out and put it right against Crystal Palace.”
“Our fans are just pure class. They gave Jamie Vardy a brilliant reception when he went off.”
“It just shows their compassion and their love of football.”
“We have to hold our hands up to the fans and apologise for the performance, we thank them for always staying behind us.”
“We have to push on now. We have shown some improvement, but now we’ve let ourselves down. We need to get our heads down and work on it and crack on.”
Here are the results of the Man of the Match poll.