Pardew - The Rantings Of A Man Under Pressure!
Alan Pardew today offered a staunch defence of his team after Newcastle United fell to a second successive Tyne-Wear derby defeat.
Alan Pardew: “If you have any sort of knowledge of the game, there looked like only being one winner.
“But at 1-1 you’re still vulnerable. If we’d have got the second goal, we’ve have won.
“We could have looked to tie the game up.
“We looked for the win – you can’t knock us for that.
“That one incident, where we switched us, has cost us.
“The referee’s played a part. I don’t think it’s a foul.
“Our players momentarily stopped. We should have had a throw in.
“The linesman indicated a throw in. They’ve gone down the other end and got a goal with their first shot of the second half.
“It was a game we looked like winning, let alone drawing, and so it’s particularly galling to lose.
“We’ve got to pick ourselves up. We’ve got a big week ahead of us.
“We should have done better there (for Fletcher’s goal).
“They got a fast start. They got a goal early.
“It was all the makings of a difficult afternoon, but we turned it around.
“That was good character from the team, but the goal was a killer.
“We didn’t deserve that.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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