Newcastle 3 – 3 West Brom

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22/05/2011 – Premier League

 

Match Report

“At 60 minutes Newcastle were cruising. Then they blew it. To make it worse, Sunderland won and jumped above the Geordies into the top 10. At least Ashley does not have to make good on his promise of a £500,000 shared bonus to valued backroom staff had Newcastle won. Half a million saved.”

Source: The Mirror

 

Manager Comment

“It was a funny game. We found ourselves 3-0 up, and I’m not sure we deserved as big a lead at that stage if I’m honest. We were seeing the game out, the crowd were enjoying themselves, and it didn’t look as though there would be a problem.”

Source: NUFC.com

 

Damning Statistic

Had Newcastle not collapsed here, it would have meant a 9th place finish. Instead we finished 12th, and – with the prize money increasing by £800,000 per Premier League place – £2.4m being thrown away as a direct consequence of the result.

Source: The Mirror

  • D8

    if you had to put a draw on your ‘dark days’ page then it isn’t the darkest days of the club you are looking at.