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Conor Coady declares it would have been ‘A Crime’ if Newcastle United had won on Monday

1 year ago

Conor Coady has been reflecting on Monday night’s match.

Not exactly impartial, the Wolves Captain has declared ‘To be honest I thought it would have been a crime’ if Newcastle United had taken away all three points.

Whilst Wolves played pretty well and had more possession and chances, it was not exactly one-way traffic or The Alamo…

When it comes to luck affecting the result, the home side could hardly complain.

The only bit of luck that came Newcastle’s way was via the Wolves keeper, who attempted to dive out of the way of Isaac Hayden’s shot for some reason, in the process diverting the ball into his own net.

On the other hand, surely it should have been Rafa and his players who should have felt aggrieved, especially when taking both matches into account against Wolves.

Dubravka was clearly fouled by Willy Boly for the equaliser, yet the same referee who judged Paul Dummett touching Mo Salah as a definite penalty, couldn’t see the Wolves defender had his arms wrapped around Dubravka’s neck/throat.

Likewise, at St James Park in December, Newcastle were denied a clear penalty with the score at 1-1, when Willy Boly elbowed Ayoze Perez in the face in the penalty  area.

Arguably, Newcastle United deserved at least four points from these two matches, or indeed six, yet due to poor refereeing they end up with one.

That’s a crime.

Conor Coady talking to official Wolves site:

“To be honest I thought it would have been a crime if we’d not got anything out of the game.

“I thought we controlled the game, kept our shape and nullified their chances, as well as creating chances of our own.

“The goal we conceded is a poor one, but we’ll learn from that. We kept on playing, though – Newcastle set up well and tried to frustrate us, but in the end, we deserved to come away with something.

“We’ve said it plenty of times; we’re a close-knit group and we don’t give up – we’ve shown that again tonight.

“You get to that point where you think it’s not going to be your night. We were getting little chances here and there – Raul’s header, Adama at the back post – but we’ve got players in our dressing room who will never give up.

“It’s something we like having in our locker – that fight and that willingness to get back into games to get a win or a draw, and we’ve done it again tonight.”


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