Newcastle United could only manage to draw 1-1 with Manchester City yesterday.
Thierry Henry has told Sky Sports, during their coverage of Newcastle United’s match against Manchester City on 19th April, that Rafael Benitez’s side should have gone for the kill in the contest at St. James’ Park yesterday.
Newcastle and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw yesterday evening - and the scoreline was generally considered to be a positive result.
The Magpies were expected to lose to City, but they competed well and deserved to claim at least a point from the fixture in the end.
However, Henry feels that Newcastle should have gone for the victory, rather than looking to protect the draw in the final stages.
“They should and could have gone for the kill,” the Arsenal legend said. “At the end they could have played a throw-in really quick, but they were in an in between situation. I always go for the win, that’s my mentality. I thought they [Manchester City] were there for the taking.”
Newcastle fell behind against City, after Sergio Aguero nodded in from a set-piece in the early stages.
They hit back, though, when Vurnon Anita curled in a shot from a tight-angle to put them back level.
Newcastle then managed to compete with Manuel Pellegrini’s Champions League chasing side to boost their survival chances.
Newcastle are now just two points adrift of safety, but they remain in 19th place in the Premier League table.
The Magpies are next in action against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.