Fabricio Coloccini scored his sixth goal for Newcastle in the first half on Saturday against bottom of the table Aston Villa and when it went in after 38 minutes we thought that was the win right there.
But we were wrong and Villa fought back well in the second half to get a good draw for them and it was 2 points lost for Newcastle.
We missed a number of good chances that should have seen us get our third win in a row, but the players gave 100% and it was in the skills side that we fell short over the weekend – not in the application of our players.
Fab Coloccini scores during the monsoon in first half
The Newcastle captain was hoping his goal would have been the winner, but it wasn’t to be as he said this yesterday:
“After our start to the season, we are now recovering.” “We missed an opportunity to take three points against a Villa team who are not in a good situation, but seven points out of nine shows we are making progress.”
“The Premier League is going to be so close this season so it is important to stay clear of the relegation zone.”
“And if we can keep up the same level of performance we have shown recently except in the second half against Villa, then we will climb the table.”
“It was great to score a goal because I don’t get many but there was a mix of sensations afterwards.”
“We didn’t play well enough after half-time to take all three points but a draw keeps our good run going.”
Newcastle have a chance to get back to winning ways on Saturday against Everton at St. James’ Park and we won this same fixture last year 3-2, in what turned out to be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge of Newcastle.
Another 3-2 win is exactly what we need in this game but it will not be easy against the 10th placed Toffees.
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