Sheffield United (a) Premier League
Half time: Blades 0 Magpies 0
Full time: Blades 1 Magpies 0
"I've got no issues with the red card - we can't argue with that and you can't argue with how poor we are in the first half.
"If you are in the bottom half of the
league it is always going to be difficult. We have to be difficult to play
"We've been trying something different
because over the last few weeks we've struggled going forward, so my
thoughts were to get Ryan (Fraser), someone fresh, and Sean (Longstaff)
higher up the pitch where he could be a goal threat. Unfortunately that
"In hindsight what I needed was to get in at half-time to change things around but unfortunately the red card put paid to that.
"I think we've had, apart from the last month which we knew would be difficult with the run of fixtures we've had, we've given ourselves a decent start to the season."
On the goal:
"The referee got it spot on in real time. It hit (Federico Fernandez's) hand but it's not intentional. It could have been a foul on him as well.
"VAR is supposed to be for clear and obvious decisions. How someone 300 miles away on a TV screen can overturn it is beyond me.
"You know when the referee goes to the
screen it will be a penalty - it's pathetic. It's beyond me.
"I'm struggling to cope with it. Week in
week out, it's ruining the game."
"We've still got an incredible challenge ahead of us but no-one's throwing the towel in. It wasn't a white flag performance, we had desire to go and win a game and had no little quality, either."
"We've had a load of tight games and we'll take it. I was looking for my
car keys and to take up another sport if we'd thrown it away in added
Newcastle's season continued
to unravel on Tuesday, as they made it eight games without a victory
by losing to the Premier League's basement side - who had failed to
win any of their last 20 PL fixtures.