Alan Shearer says he disagrees with these comments Steve McClaren made after Newcastle United defeat

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Newcastle United were beaten 1-0 by Stoke City yesterday evening.

Alan Shearer has disagreed with Steve McClaren’s post match comments after Newcastle United’s defeat to Stoke City on Match of the Day, which was broadcast on 2nd March.

Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 yesterday evening, with Xherdan Shaqiri netting an 81st minute winner.

After the match, McClaren bemoaned Newcastle’s bad luck - stating that Stoke stopper Jack Butland stopped them picking up a deserved point.

However, Shearer felt that McClaren was wrong to single out Butland’s performance, as the Magpies simply did not do enough to score.

“I don’t agree with what he says about Butland,” Shearer said.

“Butland had one very good save at the end there, but other than that I can’t remember many times when he was troubled. That’s Newcastle’s problem - they’ve scored seven goals away from home this season.”

Butland’s most notable save came late on in the match, when he turned away a Seydou Doumbia effort to safety.

Other than that, it was hard to remember too many times when the England international was heavily tested.

Newcastle had just five shots throughout the contest, and only three of these efforts hit the target.

The Magpies’ defeat to Stoke has left them down in 18th place in the Premier League table, with their next match coming against Bournemouth on Saturday.

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