All Is NOT Right At Newcastle As Players Fight Each Other!

Last updated : 02 February 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

The 52-year-old, Mike Ashley's Puppet, took stick as his tatics fell well short of expectation..

However, asked if he felt let down by the club's hierarchy, he replied: "Listen, when you lose a player of Cabaye's class, you want a replacement. But he didn't arrive and I have to accept what was in my kitty today and going forward.

"For me standing on the sideline today with a team where we were, it would have been nice to have had a player to give us a boost for the second half of the season, but he didn't arrive.

"What else can I say? You can keep asking the question and re-phrasing it, and I have answered it.

"I don't want to answer that question again, if you don't mind. The bottom line is the players I have got, I have got to find a gameplan that is going to work for us."

Home fans among a crowd of 52,280 repeatedly voiced anti-Ashley and Kinnear chants both during and after a demoralising defeat, and one even ran on to the pitch and towards Pardew brandishing his season ticket with the mood turning ever uglier.

Sunderland went ahead with 19 minutes gone when, after Vurnon Anita had tripped Phil Bardsley inside the box, Fabio Borini smashed the resulting penalty high past keeper Tim Krul.

The in-form Adam Johnson made it 2-0 within four minutes after Krul could only parry Jack Colback's deflected effort, his seventh goal in as many games, and Colback made sure 10 minutes from time with the Magpies in disarray.

Pardew said: "Obviously in terms of the league position, we are okay. But today is a blow that is hard to take up here.

"Football and this particular fixture means so much to them and it will scar the season for us, as this defeat always does whether it is for Sunderland or for us.

"But the only thing I can do is prepare the team as best I can for next Saturday, and that's what I will do."