Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game yesterday and gain a full 3 points on both Brighton and Huddersfield, but we didn’t and we had to make do with just the one point.
But we had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the first half and these poor refereeing decisions continue to plague the game in England – too many mistakes that decide a game by the officials – it’s also true in the Premier League.
Ayoze Perez in action yesterday
Rafa was disappointed with the result, but thinks it was their goalkeeper – former Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak who was the main reason we didn’t score and didn’t win.
This is what Rafa said after the game:
“I am a little bit disappointed but I think we did what we had to do, especially with the problems we had.”
“We done well and had control of the game. We had chances and we had a goal disallowed.”
“I have watched the replay and it was a goal. Too many things went against us and their goalkeeper did very well.”
“They had a couple of counter attacks and they could have been dangerous for us.”
“You can understand that when they are in a difficult position it is hard for them to play the way they want.”
“We did what we had to do, control the game and little by little create chances.”
“We didn’t win because the goalkeeper was doing well.”
OK – so there you have it – we didn’t win a because of the form of their goalkeeper.