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Newcastle's poor run of form continued last night as Tim Sherwood's Spurs side demolished the Magpies, leaving the North East with a comfortable 4-0 win. Two goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and strikes from Paulinho and Nacer Chadli sent Alan Pardew's men to yet another defeat.
The game was the seventh time in the last eight league games that Newcastle have drawn a blank in front of goal, and the thumping loss piles even more pressure on Pardew, who laid into his players after their dismal display.
“Of course I’m not happy,” said Pardew. “This is a game where you as a manager, expect life and limb on the football pitch. As a player, that’s what I gave. That’s what I expect my players to give in every moment in every game.
“I don’t care what the scoreline is, I don’t care what the scenario is, that’s what I expect and that’s what these fans expect. If you drop down from that, then you are going to suffer a game like that.” added the beleaguered Magpies boss.
Pardew is now second favourite with Ladbrokes to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, just behind the man he replaced at St. James' Park, Norwich's Chris Hughton. The chorus of boos at the final whistle last night would suggest that Pardew is certainly on borrowed time, and striker Yoann Gouffran has slammed his team's display last night, saying they are 'ashamed and disappointed'.
“We are really disappointed, downbeat and feel very ashamed, especially for the fans”, the Frenchman said. “We have got injuries and suspensions but we don’t want to use that as an excuse. Everything went wrong. From the first minute we just couldn’t get into the match and then we conceded pretty soon after. We paid for that and couldn’t get going.”
Meanwhile, Palermo striker Abel Hernandez has admitted that he dreams of playing for Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid or Newcastle. The Uruguayan striker could face England at next summer's World Cup, and with Newcastle desperately in need of goals, Newcastle should certainly be looking to make the 23-year-old's dream come true.
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