Speaking after the final whistle at Loftus Road, John Carver has yet again appealed to Newcastle fans to turn up next Sunday and get the players ‘across the line’.

Playing against a team on its knees, United were gifted a lead when Riviere misshit the ball past Robert Green, yet still Newcastle couldn’t even hold on for a point, never mind a win.

Carver’s words are sure to wind up supporters even further who feel that the appeals for fans to get behind the team are an attempt to deflect attention away from his and his team’s shortcomings.

The fans have continued to turn up week after week, home and away, it is the players that John Craver should be telling to turn up and do their bit.

“I’m really disappointed about it because in the first half I thought we were in control.

“We weren’t under any threat and then that 10 minutes after half-time we shot ourselves in the foot again – we could have avoided that.”

It was in our hands…

“It was in our hands and we could have put it to bed, we haven’t, so now it is definitely the biggest game and the biggest we have had for a long, long time.

“What I will say is, I want the same atmosphere as we had against West Brom a fortnight ago because it could be the fans who actually get us across the line and keep our Premier League status.”

With both Newcastle and Hull winning, it means that if Stev Bruce’s team beat Manchester United then Newcastle HAVE to beat West Ham to stay up.

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