Newcastle United supporters in the Transfer Tavern were left disappointed by their side after seeing the Magpies go down 1-0 to Burnley in the Premier League on Monday night, in turn suffering their fourth league defeat of the season.
Rafa Benitez’s men went into their clash with the Lancashire-based outfit having won four of their opening nine league games, and would have hoped to improve upon an away points tally of just four when they visited Turf Moor on Monday. However, they came away with nothing as a Jeff Hendrick strike 16 minutes from time was enough to seal a narrow victory for Sean Dyche’s men, with the 46-year-old marking five years at Clarets boss with a fourth Premier League win of the campaign, thus propelling them up to seventh in the division.
For Newcastle though, they remain ninth and several of their supporters were bemoaning a lacklustre display from their team on Monday, and club legend Alan Shearer, now a regular pundit on the BBC, also had his say on their efforts and indeed the contest as a whole on Twitter last night.
The 47-year-old remains the Premier League’s all time top goal-scorer with 260 goals in 441 games at top-flight level, 148 of which came in the black and white of Newcastle during his stint at St James’ Park between 1996 and 2006.
And the former striker has moved into punditry post-retirement and is often seen on BBC’s Match of the Day programme, but it was on Twitter where Shearer posted his thoughts on Newcastle’s clash with Burnley on Monday night, and it’s fair to say he was less than complimentary of the spectacle.
I bet the players can’t wait to watch that game back and analyse it! Can’t complain with the result. A poor game. #BURNEW
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 30, 2017
These comments are likely to resonate with several of our resident Newcastle fans lining up at the bar, with Shearer clearly feeling that they didn’t do enough to win what was evidently a woeful contest.
Landlord’s verdict: Newcastle United went down 1-0 to Burnley on Monday night to suffer a fourth Premier League defeat of the campaign, although they do remain ninth in the division.
Yet it was a game lacking in genuine quality and as such wasn’t a great spectacle, and that’s something Magpies legend and BBC pundit Alan Shearer commented upon in the aftermath of the encounter.
However, the 47-year-old did also imply that the result was a fair one and as such clearly felt Newcastle could have done more during the 90 minutes to earn something from the clash, a view which resonates with many of our resident Magpies supporters, who are now trying to forget about Monday’s game and focus solely on the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday.
Newcastle fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!