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Alan Shearer speaks for us all after Newcastle 0 Watford 3 – Couldn’t have said it better

4 years ago

Alan Shearer suffered with the rest of the Newcastle fans on Saturday afternoon.

Yet another sellout crowd at St James Park watched Watford walk away with three points.

Two goals in the first half and then a third just after the hour mark did the job…but as Alan Shearer says, it could have been far far worse.

It ended 3-0 but as Shearer says, ‘could have and should have been 6’.

In fact my only criticism would be that the NUFC legend was being generous because whilst Newcastle had a few chances of their own, Watford could have scored close to double figures, such was the danger they posed.

As Alan Shearer summed up after a fourth defeat in a row: ‘So much for being difficult to beat!!’.

The player turned pundit described it as a ‘horror show’ and hopefully Rafa Benitez will make the players watch it a number of times.

They say the best thing after a display like that is to have another game straight after, well West Brom away is 72 hours away but they had a morale boosting draw at Wembley and for 70 minutes they led and looked set to take three points.

Must do better.

Alan Shearer:

“So much for being difficult to beat!!

“Could have and should have been 6.

“Horror show today  from Newcastle United.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle United 0 Watford 3


Watford: Hughes 19, Yedlin (OG) 45+1, Gray 62

Possession was Watford 48% Newcastle 52%

Total shots were  Watford 12 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Watford 4 Newcastle 2

Corners were  Watford 3 Newcastle 6

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Newcastle United:

Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame (Merino 69), Murphy (Perez 77), Joselu (Mitrovic 69), Gayle

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Gamez, Perez, Mbemba

Crowd: 52,188 (Watford 2,200)


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