Newcastle once again threw points away last Saturday when we conceded two late goals when after 80 minutes it looked like we would finish the game with a win in 10th place just above Bournemouth and 4 points above the drop zone.
This was also a chance for us to get two wins in a row for only the second time this season but the team seemed to collapse once Adam Smith scored for Bournemouth after 80 minutes.
The Cherries saw their chance and then former Newcastle player Dan Gosling got the equalizer after 89 minutes.
After another six minutes of play with 5 minutes of stoppage time, we were glad to get the point.
We’ve lost far too many points by conceding late goals which is one reason we are now 15th and only two points above the drop zone.
DeAndre Yedlin – everybody’s disappointed
Here’s what DeAndre Yedlin has said as reported in the Northern Echo today:
“Everybody’s obviously disappointed,”
“We were 2-0 up and we had opportunities to go to 3-0 on some occasions, but we didn’t take those chances and found ourselves defending a lot for the last 20 minutes.”
“There are lessons to be taken from every game, but as much as there are lessons, there are also positives to take too.”
“I thought in the first half we controlled the game very well, and even parts of the second half.”
“But it’s just a matter of controlling it for 90 minutes, and not for 60 or whatever it may be.”
“Credit to them – they did well, kept the pressure on and the ball in our half, and they finished their chances.”
“It’s disappointing because we were in a great position, but that doesn’t change what we need to do next.”
It’s a pity we didn’t get the win at Bournemouth because next up are an in-form Liverpool side at Anfield who are scoring goals for fun.
It will be important for our goal difference that we don’t concede too many goals next Saturday.
But Rafa will have a plan to try to contain the Liverpool forwards and the last time we were there we were 2-0 down at halftime but came back to get a creditable 2-2 draw.
We need the same result again but it will be very very tough.
But there again – we don’t put anything past a side that Rafa is getting the best out of this season.