Shearer Praises Benitez – Newcastle In With Chance Of Survival

Newcastle have now taken 4 points from the last two (home) games and Alan Shearer was again impressed by the spirited performance of the Magpies in tonight’s game which ended in 1 -1 draw with high-flying Mancsheter City although Aguero’s goal after 14 minutes was clearly offside and should have been disallowed.

The lads were roared on by the crowd and we equalized after 31 minutes with a great goal from right-back Vurnon Anita, who was praised by Benitez before the game for his overall attitude.

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BBC pundit Alan Shearer had this to say at the end of the game tonight on Radio Five Live:

“Certainly on tonight’s evidence, and on Saturday’s, there’s now a togetherness,” “The fans appreciate now that the players are giving everything.

“They’ve given themselves an opportunity – three points on Saturday and a point tonight which is not a disaster. On tonight’s evidence, the players are certainly with Benitez.”

The Newcastle players again give their all,  but we just didn’t have the luck to get all 3 points, but that Aguero goal was massively controversial – because it was two yards offside and it was clear for all to see so what exactly was the linesman doing?

We needed the 3 points but one point from this game is a good one – we’ll take it.

And it snaps the 12 game losing streak in the league against the Citizens.

Now the lads need to show the same guts and spirit at Liverpool on Saturday and we need to pick something up there.

We are still in with a chance of survival but need wins.

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21 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #1


    Don’t think shelvey can cope with working hard without the ball, anyway I’m off…chuffed with the point!!

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #2

    manxpie // Apr 19, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    ourtoon is that the same player who knew he was offside and then looks at the linesman and then celebrates


    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Liverpools eyes will be on the EL and there are rumours of locker room issues, why cant we take advantage of that? If the team play like they did tonight we can do it

    More interested in what Rafa will change for it? Perez and Cisse’s spots are up for grabs in my eyes. Shelvey, Gini, Mitro and de Jong are pushing I imagine

  • LGFUAD21

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Good. Point.

    Puts us in with a chance.

    Hope we can get something out of Liverpool but I worry their work rate after 2 ga es in a week will be too much.

    The difference today was the work rate and that we were winning second balls which we haven’t all season.

    My MOTM goes to Tiote. He was a man possessed. Great passing, great interceptions, looked after the ball, made some key tackles.

    I thought sissoko was also brilliant. But he did run out of steam. He seemed to be the marker for the rest of the team in regards to tempo. Much better when he can roam a bit.

    Anita was great again. Not only for the goal. He was reading the game very well in defence.

    Those 3 were the best but overall I don’t think anyone played poorly. But Colback can do better. Perez needs to compose himself a bit more.

    Someone already mentioned it, but city did start moving up the pitch a bit when Cisse went off. I think that is why rafa has been playing him.

  • toon kk

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s a terrible misstake by the linesman, those are the errors that can relegate a club.

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #6

    forgot the haha sorry

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #7

    ww wats the stories locker room issues!? i’ve missed that

  • chicousa

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Hats off to Anita and Tiote today. Really the whole team played with passion and effort. Rafa is managing to get this group believing again after poor man management of Carver and McClaren.


    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #9

    From previous
    I dislike Sissoko mate, his attitude is terrible and thats a sin in my eyes (I understand why his attitude is so poor but that doesnt change my feelings towards him) BUT tonight he was great and he looked the player I liked when he signed

    He lost the ball and made the wrong decision a few times but so what, thatll happen when ur trying to win. I am a big fan of Townsend but he will lose the ball a lot during a game but he is always trying

  • toonicle

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #10

    I had us staying up even without this point. Can’t see Norwich winning another game, same with the Scum, but with the team we can route Palace and Villa.


    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Apparently not all in the Liverpool squad are keen on Klopp, Ibe is rumoured to of had issues with him lately and Ive heard some of the others havent taken to him

    No idea if its true or not as I say its all rumours

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Our defence is looking well drilled Lascalles and Mbemba look like they have been playing together for ages !

    Anita again superb at right back maybe this is his best position in the premiership ? Has pace , tries hard and loves a tackle just what you need in a right back !

    Can we put in 100% work rate for 3 games in a row

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #13

    i’d never seen andy gray being a tosser in the keegan interview until now wat smarmy tosser he was lol

  • croftus5678

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #14

    sigh……ok les get this over with !!!!

    so the 2….no…3……hmm ok 4 players i call to high heaven over the past have just blown me out of the water with their performances !

    lets start with anita !
    WOW…thats all i have to say about him…..just perfect.

    now sissoko !….erm commited / talented / great at defending and great going forward and was literally all over the bloody place.

    tiote…..well welcome back to when he first signed for us and why we used to rate him so highly back in the day.

    and colback the “he’s always been avg at best(my own words)” well he did great today.

    so i’ve eaten my words well done lads now if you can keep that up what an idiot you will have made me look.

    oh and i believe a called darlow rubbish also so again i take it back.

  • Our Toon

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Every player looks at the linesman when they score and aren’t sure if they were on or off. Not sure what point you are trying to make, only showing your lack of understanding in the game of anything. Have you never played the game?

    I’ve looked at the linesman many a time bud, as he’s the one who makes the decision and I can’t judge if I’m offside. Go play the game, get an understanding of why someone looks at the linesman when they’ve scored or are clean through on goal, then you’ll understand.

    Have a good night all…..toooooooooooooooon, I can hear the great escape playing in my head!!

  • will die for the toon army

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #16

    i am scared of palace and villa games. more than liverpool and spurs games. we cant control games.

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #17

    oh well ww no smoke without fire i suppose but i hadn’t heard it good if its true
    and even under klopp they have had some shockers so lets hope they are due one and with rafa the righting is there
    unfortunately there fans will be fully on it probably even more than tomorrows game weirdly


    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah our French rift was said to be guff until it all came out in the wash months later, as I say mate I dont know if their is truth to it but if the speculation could help us

    And ur right Klopp hasnt exactly set their season on fire, very average all season nothing to really fear, City have been better than them and we did great against them

  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #19

    ourtoon in your haha body language point you said he looked at the ref?
    no? i’ve just shown you wat kind of player he is simple as
    and you said it could have been a penalty, true i just said it wasn’t and gave reasons why then you carried on saying why it should have been mate so………….

  • stuart no9

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #20

    if we can stay disciplined and work as a team like we have done on both our home games there is no way we will go down. There are going to be ups and downs , mistakes and a load of nervewracking moments untill the last game of the season , but if we play as we did tonight we will be safe after the villa game , hope so anyway , just dont fancy spurs on last day to stay up.

  • MassiveG

    Apr 19, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #21

    It’ll be massive for us if Leicester wrap up the title before we plays Spurs…..
    Real shame Vardy was sent off and they only picked up a point.
    I think Norwich won’t pick up much but Sunderland might with Defoe scoring so we defo need Arsenal to do us a favour and hope that Everton and Watford can get in their way too


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