St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Everton

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 16:15

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Carver: We deserved to win

Assistant manager John Carver felt Newcastle deserved to take maximum points from their game against Crystal Palace after Papiss Cisse's last-gasp winner at St James' Park.

Last Updated: 22/03/14 at 19:18 Post Comment

John Carver: Newcastle assistant manager enjoys late victory over Palace

John Carver: Newcastle assistant manager enjoys late victory over Palace

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Senegal international's second Premier League goal of the campaign lifted the Magpies into eighth position after a third win in their last four matches as he struck four minutes into added time.

And Carver, standing in for manager Alan Pardew as he served the second match of his stadium ban, said he was delighted for Cisse.

"I thought we were the one side that wanted to win it," Carver told Sky Sports. "I think we had something like 21 shots with eight or nine on target.

"I'm absolutely delighted for the guy who's scored the winning goal because he has come in for a little bit of criticism lately and for him to pop up and score the winning goal at the death was amazing.

"Everybody in that dressing room is so pleased for him. The staff and players are so pleased for Papiss.

"He doesn't go missing and he doesn't hide from it so he's not shirking that responsibility. He took that responsibility today, but sometimes things work in funny ways and today he popped up right at the death and scored a header which wasn't an easy chance.

"We saw how they (Palace) played against Sunderland last week. They didn't make it easy for them at the Stadium of Light and we knew it was going to be like that this afternoon. They put up that bus in front of the goal.

"Other than that three of four-minute spell when they hit the crossbar, Tim (Krul) made one great save just after half-time. But other than that I can't think of any chances that they really had in the game. We were the ones on the front foot.

"I just spoke to the manager (on the phone) and he's coming down for a drink. I'll have a beer with him so I'm looking forward to that."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Burnley fightback stuns Manchester City as Chelsea are also held

Manchester City and Chelsea stumble as Arsenal move into fifth place with a thrilling derby win over West Ham.

Jose Mourinho accuses referees and opposing managers of having 'campaign' against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho accused referees and opposing managers of having a "campaign" against Chelsea.

Premier League: Burnley come from behind to hold Manchester City at the Etihad

Manchester City threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property