Newcastle draw at St. James’s Park. Hull lead the game through Nikicha Jelavic in the 48th minute and Mohamed Diame in the 68th. Newcastle get their goals through Papiss Cisse in the 73rd and 87th minutes. Pardew:
We had some big chances and then we make one mistake and it got punished, and an unbelievable goal out of nothing puts us in a big hole. But we had tremendous resolve. The players have had to play under enormous pressure and I’m very proud of them
The visitors are let down by poor finishing. Magpies debutant Siem De Jong gets a chance to win it for his side but fails to score. Before he is sent off, defender Mike Williamson hits an air shot from Remy Cabella’s looping pass. Pardew’s wait for the first premier league goal still goes on but is encouraged by impressive cameo. Emmanuel Riviera registers Magpies first on target effort of the season but Brad Guzan easily stops it.Meanwhile Villa go closest through impressive winger Charles N’zogbia who curls a free kick narrowly wide against his former club. Lambert:
I think a few years ago Aston Villa struggled with experienced players. It’s tough, the league is tough but the start we have been made has been really good
It’s a great start for us after everybody was doom and gloom about the football club towards the end of last season, we’ve certainly took that challenge on.