Well, it’s back to back poor performances from the lads as Newcastle fall 2-1 at Watford for their second consecutive defeat, both away from home.
After a promising first half, Watford came out inspired to salvage their season in the second. They may have done just that after winning two penalties to secure a precious three points, pushing them six points clear of the relegation places. Though Bournemouth and Aston Villa will play their game in hand tomorrow.
Newcastle didn’t take all of their chances in the first half, which allowed Watford to steal the day with a superior display after the halftime whistle. Once again, this Newcastle team came out flaccid after edging the first half. That’s happened too often this season.
There were some decent performances, but none that really caught the eye. Gayle took his goal well and continues to score after the season restarted. Allan Saint-Maximin had a few moments and tried to make things happen.
However, we were disappointed with our defenders, especially the full-backs, as well as our two midfielders. They all struggled mightily in the second half, though Jamaal Lascelles had a decent game overall.
It was a tale of two halves once again for this Newcastle side. While Watford only scored from the penalty spot, they ultimately did what was needed to get the three points this afternoon.