Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has declared that his team-mates must "look in the mirror" at the conclusion of a disappointing campaign.
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has backed his side to surge up the Premier League table next season.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was delighted with his side's victory at QPR on Sunday and hailed the effort shown by his players.Pardew watched as his side came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Loftus Road, and although there were some decisions he disagreed with, he was pleased his side were able to overcome them to secure their Premier League status.
angle, it's impossible, but we can't appeal because it is two yellows."
The 51-year-old has had to deal with injuries to key players, fixture congestion with the UEFA Europa League and high expectation levels after finishing fifth last season and cited a lack of quality within the club as reason for their struggles this season.
"It's an unforgiving league," he said. "The overriding emotion is that we did not
have enough quality in depth.
"If I could put my first eleven out every
week I think I'd have a top-eight team, but I've put it out three times."
After defeat to Newcastle on Sunday, Harry Redknapp admitted there is hard work to be done to improve the quality of the squad at QPR.The already-relegated side began their final home game of the season well and took the lead in the 11th minute, but defensive errors cost them dearly as they gifted Newcastle a 2-1 win.
has got to be done. That’s a fact. We haven't got the quality. We’re
short of good players who can really play at the top level.
“You might say they have the quality as they’ve played at other clubs, but it doesn’t work that way.
“We’ll try to do something but it will be difficult to shift players. It will be very hard.”
Jose Bosingwa came in for abuse from the home crowd for his first-half performance as he gave the penalty away and then under-hit a back pass to Rob Green that caused the goalkeeper's clearance to go straight at Gouffran, who volleyed the ball into an empty net.
Bosingwa was substituted at half-time and Redknapp admitted the change was to protect the player and lift spirits around the ground.
“We needed a lift at half-time so I decided to make the changes,” he added.
"You can’t play when there’s that sort of negativity around the place, it wasn’t going to help, so I decided to change it."
“He (Bosingwa) cost us a couple of goals and I decided to bring on Shaun Derry, who’ll always give you an honest performance, and Fabio (Da Silva).
“I’m not blaming him entirely. I just felt there was not a good feeling and, trying to get back into the game, we needed the crowd behind us and they were obviously unhappy with him."
Newcastle secured Premier League safety after Yoan Gouffran was gifted the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over QPR on Sunday.The home side took the lead early
in the game as referee Lee Probert awarded them a controversial
penalty for a foul on Junior Hoilett.
made no mistake from the spot, but seven
minutes later the visitors were level as Hatem Ben Arfa converted a penalty
after Jose Bosingwa was penalised for holding his shirt.
The deciding moment of the game came 10 minutes before
half-time when Bosingwa and Robert Green conspired to gift Gouffran the easiest goal
of his career, the Frenchman able to volley
into an empty net from 20 yards.
Both sides made two changes from their previous games, the
visitors brought in Mathieu Debuchy and Mike
Williamson in place of Danny Simpson and Steven Taylor, with the latter suffering
with illness on the morning before the game.
Bosingwa and Junior Hoilett
returned for the hosts with Ji-Sung Park and Tel Ben Haim dropping out, the
Israeli having sealed a loan move to Toronto earlier in the week.
Probert was the centre of attention in the game’s opening 20
minutes as he awarded both teams controversial penalties.
The home side were
the first recipients of a spot kick as Debuchy was adjudged to have fouled Andros
Townsend on the left-hand edge of the penalty area. Replays
showed that the decision looked to be a generous one as the challenge happened
just outside the box. With protests going on around him, Remy remained the
coolest man inside Loftus Road, and was eventually
able to fire home his sixth league goal of the season.
The visitors rallied well from the disappointment and
moments before their equaliser they created an excellent chance for Cabaye, but the
Frenchman saw his shot blocked by Bosingwa.
However, a moment of madness from
the full-back saw him tug at the shirt of Ben Arfa inside the area and another
spot kick was awarded. The forward took the penalty himself and fired into the
top corner giving Green no chance.
Newcastle could have gone ahead five minutes after
equalising but an excellent header from Papiss Cisse was controversially ruled
out for offside, and after Rob Elliot made a good save from Hoilett to keep the
scores level, QPR gifted a second goal to their visitors.
Green rolled the ball
to Bosingwa, he played a short pass back to him which Jonas Gutierrez
forced the goalkeeper to clear quickly. The loose ball fell to Gouffran and he volleyed the ball into the empty net.
A double change by Harry Redknapp at half-time saw Bosingwa,
who was being roundly booed by the home fans, and Stephane Mbia replaced by
Fabio Da Silva and Shaun Derry, but neither man was able to have an immediate
impact on the game as the second half struggled to gather momentum.
It was the pace of Hoilett that slowly began to have an
effect for the hosts but crucial interceptions from Debuchy and Fabricio
Coloccini denied two opportunities for Bobby Zamora that the
winger had created.
After seeing his team-mate miss two openings, the
22-year-old then took it upon himself to threaten QPR’s goal. He received the ball
on the edge of the penalty area, danced his way past a number of Newcastle
tackles but dragged his shot just wide of Green’s right-hand post.
Newcastle came close to securing the win with 20 minutes to
play but a crucial goal-line clearance from Derry denied Gutierrez his second
goal of the season as he hooked his header clear after some more comical
defending by QPR.
The visitors survived going down to 10-men in the closing
minutes as Elliot made a terrible mistake that earned him a second yellow-card. The goalkeeper carried a harmless ball forward from the hosts out of his
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Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has rubbished speculation linking him with a move away from St James' Park.Cabaye has been rumoured to be interesting several sides including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, after enduring a difficult second season with the club in the Premier League.
Newcastle United visit bottom-placed QPR on Sunday knowing a victory will all but secure their place in the Premier League next season.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes his side's trip to QPR on Saturday is a must-win as they bid to avoid relegation.
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has labelled his side's clash against QPR next weekend as a must-win.
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