Norwich City manager Alex Neil has been left fuming following his side’s dramatic 4-3 defeat against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Newcastle United claimed a stunning 4-3 triumph over Norwich City at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night and the manner of the victory would certainly have been very sweet for the Magpies’ faithful.
Newcastle had found themselves 3-1 down during the 69th minute of the game and to turn the encounter on its head from that point simply has to be considered a wonderful feat by Rafael Benitez’s men.
From Norwich’s perspective though, the defeat would have been a very bitter pill to swallow and manager Alex Neil has understandably not been left too pleased following the encounter.
Speaking after the clash, Neil stated that Norwich were hard done by due to the fact that the referee allowed six minutes of injury time and also added that his defenders should have done a lot better defensively during the latter stages of the game.
Neil was quoted saying by the Shields Gazette, “I’ll be honest with you that has been an issue for us all season long. For whatever reason I would go as far to say in about seven of the games so far we have played four or more extra minutes at the end.
“I don’t know if it’s a new initiative they have going. I actually asked him (the referee), ‘Where does the six minutes come from?’ because I didn’t see that. He tried to say this and that but it’s just nonsense. What they want to do is keep the going as long as possible.
“However, if they want to play six minutes then we have to defend for six minutes, not for four and a half.”