Newcastle got a good point at Watford yesterday in the 1-1 draw.
But the performance warranted a win – but unfortunately, we conceded in the 82nd minute after Salomon Rondon had put us ahead with a great header after 29 minutes.
It was an excellent team goal from Newcastle.
But that solidity was back in the side, but it was still a late defensive lapse that cost us the win.
But the performance was so much better than at Liverpool who smashed Arsenal 5-1 at home yesterday.
Salomon Rondon – after scoring Newcastle’s goal
On Match of the Day last night BBC pundit Alan Shearer was full of praise for striker Salomon Rondon who also scored a goal yesterday that was adjudged to be offside.
This is what Alan said about the Newcastle number 9 striker:
“He left him out or rested him at Anfield and Ritchie put two or three brilliant balls in at Anfield and didn’t have anyone to get on the end of them.”
“Joselu was there and didn’t score with them.”
“It was a brilliant cross and a very, very good header for the Newcastle goal (yesterday).”
“He’s got a presence because you know he can do that.”
“You know that he can get on the end of things and he brings people into the game. You know he can hold up the play and you can start your build-up with him.”
“They’re a better team with him in there because he gives them options.”
“It was another good performance from him – five goals in 12 games is a good return.”
We now have some very tough games coming up, and in the next five league games, we have to play the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Cardiff City at home is the only “easy” game.
Let’s hope we do better than when we met those top clubs earlier in the season when we lost all four games and drew 0-0 at Cardiff.