Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was left disappointed with a defensive lapse as his side lost a tight game 1-0 away to West Ham United, the Newcastle
The first half saw few chances created at either end, with Ayoze Perez coming closest for the visitors when he pulled a shot wide. After the break it was a more open affair as West Ham began to dictate play, and they got the breakthrough when left-back Aaron Cresswell ran on to a miscued shot from Cheikhou Kouyate and poked the ball low into the bottom corner.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko was then carelessly sent off for the Magpies for picking up two yellow cards in the space of a minute, and despite some late pressure they slipped to their first defeat since September as their six-game winning run came to an end.
And Pardew was frustrated with the way the only goal came about. He said: “I said to the team we let ourselves down in the period building up to the goal. The goal was very disappointing. We’d defended superbly before that.’
On Sissoko’s dismissal, he added: “He lost his mind a bit. He kicked the ball away athe next incident was a minute after. He’s been outstanding for us but he has to learn. I’ve seen the replay (after the first incident) it doesn’t looked too good. But he’s not like that.”
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