Newcastle United v Leicester City Hong Kong Soccer Sevens final video
Posted on May 27th, 2013 | 17 Comments |
Well it was all going so well, though sadly, it wasn’t to be in the end.
Leicester City ended ended Newcastle United’s 11 game winning run in this competition with a 2-0 victory, the same scoreline as Newcastle’s win over Leicester earlier in the competition. It is unsure whether Alan Pardew called them in Hong Kong to gave them a special tactical briefing and pep talk before the final kicked off, though it could be a possibilty after their surprising decline after some very convincing, free scoring performances in the earlier rounds.
Anyway, congratulations to the Foxes.
Coach, Willie Donachie, had this to say after the disappointment:
“The first goal is important in a tournament like this and especially in a final, but the players gave everything they had and hopefully they’ll learn from the experience.”
Incidentally, it IS the 2013 final, not “2003” as it says on the video.
Below are the scores for Newcastle United’s games in the competition.
Sat, 25th May: Newcastle United 2-0 HKFC Captain’s Select.
Sat, 25th May: Newcastle United 5-0 Southern.
Sat, 25th May: Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City.
Sun, 26th May: Newcastle United 3-2 Rangers
Sunday, 26th May: Newcastle United 0-2 Leicester City (Cain, Panayiotou).