Pardew accepts Coloccini red

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was not willing to criticise referee Anthony Taylor after his side's 1-1 draw at Liverpool.

Last Updated: 05/11/12 at 06:37 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Accepts red card through gritted teeth

Alan Pardew: Accepts red card through gritted teeth

More of the games that matter

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

The Magpies were denied all three points when Luis Suarez's well-taken goal cancelled out an equally impressive one from Yohan Cabaye.

They had to see things out with 10 men too after captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off for lunging in on the impressive Suarez - even if he did not make as much contact as he looked set too.

Pardew questioned Taylor about the decision on the field afterwards but was happy to accept it, especially after a week which has seen officials feature heavily in the news.

"I thought he (Taylor) maybe got caught up in the emotion and I wanted to ask him before he'd had a chance to see replays," Pardew told Sky Sports 1.

"He said he thought it was serious foul play. The morale of referees must be really low at the moment, because of constant criticism and the issues around them. We accept his decision and I thought he had a good day.

"I don't think there was any intent but we accept it."

Despite Liverpool hogging possession and creating the majority of the goalscoring chances, Newcastle only ever really looked troubled when Suarez was on the ball.

"I felt we lacked concentration at 1-0. We were looking comfortable and I fancied we might have got a second," Pardew added.

"The goal changed the proceedings of the second half. Suarez is a great player and kept causing us problems. If we could have wrapped him up, we could have won."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company