Here’s the video of the Carabao Cup-tie tonight at Newport County, when Newcastle were asleep at the kickoff, and the home side scored before five minutes were up in the game.
And goalkeeper Gillespie could have done better.
We really have to be better prepared than this at the start of games – we have to be mentally ready for every game!
We lagged behind 1-0 nearly the entire game until finally we scored with 3 minutes to go.
It was a brilliant goal by Jonjo Shelvey and it went to penalties.
We had lost 10 of our previous 11 penalty shootouts, but credit to the lads, who held their nerve to win the penalty shootout 5-4, with Joelinton the only Newcastle player to miss his penalty in the Newcastle side.
Try this video full screen.
Murphy and Joelinton were probably the pick of the players tonight for Newcastle.
Well – nevertheless – we are through to the quarter-finals of the Caracao Cup – but is anything ever easy for Newcastle?
We need to start playing well very soon – maybe at home to Burnley on Sunday – that would be a good time to start.
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