Callum Wilson says Newcastle can’t ‘feel sorry for themselves’ after their winless run continued with draw against Norwich… as he refuses to ‘dig out’ Ciaran Clark after his early red card in bottom of the table six-pointer
- Newcastle’s winless run extended to 14 games after their draw with Norwich
- They were given an uphill task following Ciaran Clark’s early sending off
- Callum Wilson’s penalty was cancelled out by Teemu Pukki’s thunderous volley
- Wilson says the bottom of the table side need to pick themselves up
Callum Wilson says Newcastle cannot feel sorry for themselves after their winless start to the season extended to 14 matches following their 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Norwich.
Wilson captained Eddie Howe’s side and opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but Teemu Pukki’s equaliser denied Newcastle — down to 10 men after Ciaran Clark’s early dismissal — a first win of the campaign.
‘It is difficult and frustrating,’ said the striker. ‘We knew how big the game was. At 11 versus 11 I think we’d win. It’s difficult to pick up different bits and bobs because we were outnumbered and we had spells without the ball.
Callum Wilson scored from the spot but Newcastle’s winless run was extended to 14 games
Newcastle faced an uphill task after just nine minutes when Ciaran Clark was dismissed
‘But I did think my goal would be the winner. We limited them to minimal clear-cut chances. It can be difficult for the team with the extra body sometimes. We kept the door shut until the end, but it’s a great finish (from Pukki).
‘We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We pick ourselves up. We played football and controlled the game for parts.’
Of Clark’s error — he was sent off for tugging back Pukki with the striker in on goal — Wilson added: ‘Mistakes happen in football. We’re not going to dig anyone out.’
Newcastle showed resilience and eventually took the lead through Wilson’s penalty
Teemu Pukki earned Norwich a point after 79 minutes with a thunderous volley
Meanwhile, boss Howe was encouraged by his side’s display and believes they will soon record their first win of his tenure.
He said: ‘We started brightly and the sending off has a huge bearing on the match.
‘Full credit to the players for how they responded. There were some great individual performances. Our defensive resilience was the best thing.
‘If we deliver the mentality we showed here on a regular basis, we’ll win games. No doubt.’
Eddie Howe was happy with Newcastle’s mentality following the early setback with the red card
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