Newcastle star with in-depth analysis after Everton…”They scored and we didn’t, that was the difference”
Newcastle United failed to do their talking on the pitch at Goodison Park and so there was little to say about it afterwards.
However, DeAndre Yedlin did try his best after the final whistle…
The Newcastle defender claimed that Rafa’s side ‘deserved more’ from the game and maybe they could and should have had a point – but just like Everton – the visitors didn’t do nearly enough to say they ‘deserved’ to win.
Yedlin claims it just ‘wasn’t our day’ and ‘if the luck had maybe fallen our way’, but this was just basically one of those games where the two sides largely cancelled each other out, with minimal chances at either end.
Between the two sides they only managed three efforts on target, no great satisfaction that Newcastle had two of those.
As DeAndre Yedlin says though, once again you can’t question the effort of this United side, though it was maybe a reminder that the side does lack enough real quality going forward.
A defensive home side meant Kenedy maybe didn’t have as much space to play in as previous away games, whilst a negative home side and no Gayle [until he came off the bench] up front with his movement meant Jonjo Shelvey was short on targets to hit, on a night when his passing also wasn’t quite there.
A match that wasn’t a disaster by any means but still disappointing that they didn’t make Everton work harder for the win.
DeAndre Yedlin talking to the official club site:
“I thought we deserved more, but that’s football, sometimes you have to take it and move on.
“I don’t necessarily think that the display was any worse or anything than the other games we have had…
“I think it was one of those days where it wasn’t our day.
“I think if the luck had maybe fallen our way, it could have been a different result and we could have walked away with three points.
“It’s just one of those days, but we are proud of the boys for the effort.
“That’s the one thing that nobody can say, that we don’t put in the effort, so we’re proud of everybody for that and we’ll move on to the next game.
“I think for the most part we defended well. I think at times we gave up possession when we could have kept the ball – but it is a tough place to come and play.
“So credit to them, thought they put pretty good pressure on us and obviously they scored and we didn’t, so that was the difference in the game.
“But I don’t think it’s a performance we need to get too down about.
“We definitely had our chances and our opportunities, and it’s just about finishing those off, defending a bit better and moving on to the next game.
“We know what position we are in now and we want to keep shooting higher, so the disappointing thing is that we weren’t able to move up.
“But other than that, there’s more opportunities, so were going to do the best we can in the next couple of games to try and move up the table.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Everton 1 Newcastle 0
Evertonl: Walcott 51
Possession was Everton 57% Newcastle 43%
Total shots were Everton 9 Newcastle 9
Shots on target were Everton 1 Newcastle 2
Corners were Everton 4 Newcastle 6
Referee: Robert Madley
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 79), Shelvey (Merino 83), Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Slimani (Gayle 63)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game HERE)
(To read the match ratings on all Newcastle players after this defeat go HERE)
(Sam Allardyce up to usual tricks with post-match comments – Read HERE)
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