I just thought I’d post some quick highlights of the game yesterday. Enjoy.
Owing to results elsewhere we are now just one point behind fifth placed Everton as we welcome Arsenal on Sunday. This game also improved our goal difference somewhat which you could argue was needed.
It was a controversial performance from referee Martin Atkinson but at the end of the day he made the decisions, not Newcastle, and Stoke were their own worst enemies some of the time. We’ve been on the end of some howlers from officials previously so I’ll take it.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita; Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran
Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Massadio Haidara, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Stoke: Thomas Sorensen, Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Erik Pieters, Jonathan Walters, Steven N’Zonzi, Glenn Whelan, Charlie Adam, Oussama Assaidi, Peter Crouch
Subs: Jack Butland, Marc Muniesa, Wilson Palacios, Kenwyne Jones, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Wilkinson, Stephen Ireland