Newcastle manager Alan Pardew rues misfiring performance against Tottenham

After seeing his side lose to Tottenham in the Capital One Cup quarter-final, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was critical if his side’s finishing against the Londoners, reports BBC Sport.

“Our back four was not quite as solid as it has looked, but if there was ever that cliche that ‘goals win game’ then this is it. I thought it was pretty even. Our performance level was pretty good but the score is what it is. That’s unfortunate for the players who put a shift in,” he said.

Newcastle went behind to an unfortunate goalkeeping error by Jak Alnwick, and did have chances to get back into the game, but struggled with so many first-team players out. They were also guilty of some questionable defending that led to a selection of the four goals conceded to Spurs, which sees them eliminated from the Capital One Cup.

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