Long match highlights of yesterday’s Newcastle United v Everton game. Also includes post match interviews from Alan Pardew, David Moyes, Ryan Taylor and pundits analysis from a certain TV highlights show.
Below – The full post match interviews with Alan Pardew and David Moyes. If you are having problems playing the interview videos below, it may be because you are using Internet Explorer.
Alan Pardew seems to think that we would have lost the game if it had been at Goodison and the lads didn’t have the Geordie crowd behind them.
I divven’t knaa about that one, but we were certainly lucky that Johnny Heitinga gave us our first goal on a silver platter. While Danny Simpson’s low and curling cross into the danger area was enterprising and testing, Tim Howard would almost certainly would have had it under control if the daft Dutchman didn’t lunge forward and throw his size ten into the mix in a horrendously botched attempt to kick the ball out of play after Tim Howard had moved off his line to collect.
We were also lucky not to have a penalty awarded against us when Dan Gosling handled the ball whilst recumbent in the box in the 54th minute. Even Ryan Taylor’s wonder strike had an element of luck about it. His long throw was headed straight back to him by Everton’s Jack Rodwell as he followed up to close in on the box. Full credit to him though for his excellent technique in chesting the ball down, then launching a sublime lobbed half volley with an amazing curve and dip on it. It left poor Tim Howard with no chance.
Pardew didn’t say much about worrying knocks to Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Leon Best though.
David Moyes confesses that his side were “rubbish” for half an hour. Their goal apart, Everton’s finishing was lousy overall. Though ex Toon player, Louis Saha, had a brace of chances, he couldn’t hit a cow’s backside with a banjo yesterday and he wasn’t the only one.
They certainly seemed to pick up a head of steam when the abovementioned Heitinga was hauled off for Tim Cahill in the 56th minute though. They had us under some real pressure after that, but they still couldn’t hit the proverbial cow’s backside and finish things off.
Howay the Lads!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux (Sammy Ameobi 53), Yohan Cabaye (Dan Gosling 36), Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez Leon Best (Hatem Ben Arfa 72), Demba Ba.
Subs: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, James Perch, Dan Gosling, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi,
Everton (4-4-2): Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Johnny Heitinga (Tim Cahill 56), Seamus Coleman, Royston Drenthe, Phil Neville (Sylvain Distin 39), Jack Rodwell, Leon Osman, Louis Saha.
Subs: Mucha, Bily, Stracqualursi, James McFadden, Sylvain Distin, Tim Cahill, Vellios.
Yellow cards: Johnny Heitinga (50), Leighton Baines (64), Danny Guthrie (77), Ryan Taylor (81), Royston Drenthe (82).
Red cards: None.