It looked like the corner from which Aaron Tshibola scored Aston Villa’s 89th minute equalizer yesterday should have been a goal kick, after the header from Jonjo Shelvey seemed to hit a Villa defender on the way out of play.
But Newcastle can look at all the chances we missed before that time and the game should have been wrapped up by then.
Aaron Tshibola after scoring Villa equalizer
So it really was our own fault we didn’t win the game rather easily and pointing to things like it should have been a goal kick may be good for the TV guys but it means nothing – absolutely nothing – the game’s over – we got one point.
And Rafa is not one to look for excuses and when he was told about the controversy surrounding the corner this is what he said:
“I haven’t seen the replay.”
“The main thing was what we could have done in the first half or even the chances we had in the second half.”
“And after it depends on the referee. You can look at the replays but it won’t change anything.”
“It wasn’t just one chance because there were a few.” “Diame , Dwight in the second and so many clear chances that could have changed the game.”
“But after it, we had to defend a little bit better.” “We needed to make sure we didn’t give them so many half chances.”
“In the end it was a problem for us as we had to defend throw-ins and corners.” “There were too many situations that the ball was around our box.”
“We have to finish in the other box and not have it in our own.”
Rafa doesn’t need to look for excuses because he’s a manager who is used to getting the results.
We need to take all our chances against Norwich on Wednesday night.