Newcastle United just couldn´t handle the attacking Crystal Palace at Selhurst today and we made them look like world beaters.
And our defense looks worse than hopeless – and they were all over the place for the whole game – just like last week at home to Leicester.
And if Palace hasn´t missed a number of second half chances the score would have been a lot worse than just 5-1.
Savvy Sam Allardyce turning it around at Sunderland
And Alan Shearer on BBC Match of the Day said he had asked Sam Allardyce what his game plan was when they beat Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park last Monday night.
This is what Alan Shearer said on Match of the Day:
“I spoke to Sam Allardyce and said what was your plan? He said it was simple: stop Bolasie and Zaha.”
“Newcastle could not do that and did not get near them. They were brilliant from start to finish.”
It´s a pity Steve McClaren didn´t talk to big Sam when he was working on his game plan for Palace.
Newcastle’s defense couldn´t hold much at all these days and even though we went ahead 1-0 with a good goal from Cisse after 10 minutes we were 2-1 down seven minutes later.
And it was all Crystal Palace from then on.
And you have to wonder exactly what the players and McClaren and the coaching staff did on the training ground last week – because we were no better than against Leicester City.
And big Sam is already making a difference at Sunderland as they got another clean sheet on Saturday in a 2-0 win at home to Stoke and they are now 2 points ahead of Newcastle with a better goal difference.
Sunderland are starting to build up a good defense while Newcastle’s defense seems to collapse under pressure.
Sunderland have also doubled their points total since Monday night.
And things are looking very dark for Newcastle United at the moment.