Pundits are criticizing Rafa’s game plan last night when Newcastle defended deeply with five at the back and tried to quickly counter-attack.
The players did well and in the last 15 minutes or so Dwight Gayle and Rolando Aarons both had chances to equalize – so you have to admit the game plan worked!
Pundits have to think about something to criticize (or talk about), so that was the best they could come up with last night.
And Newcastle didn’t lose 4-0 as some pundits had predicted.
Dwight Gayle – booked for diving – after missing late great chance to equalize
Now Newcastle have two games coming up we can win.
Let’s hope we can get all 3 points against both Brighton at home on Saturday and Stoke away on New Year’s Day (Monday).
If we can do that it will relieve the pressure on the team and we should be around mid-table on Monday night.
That would be great!