Benitez & Allardyce face ‘scary’ finish


Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s idea finished a run of 6 true defeats opposite Sunderland

Newcastle trainer Rafael Benitez and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce both design their quarrel to stay in a Premier League to go down to a wire.

Both teams sojourn in a bottom 3 after sketch 1-1 in a Tyne-Wear derby, with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late header earning Newcastle a point.

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“I consider we will have to quarrel until a final diversion and a final minute, so we have to do it,” pronounced Benitez.

After spurning a one-goal lead for a second unbroken game, Allardyce said: “Put those 4 points on a house now and we are feeling like we are going to be flourishing and we are going to stay safe.

“Now we are going to go right to a handle to try to stay safe, and that’s a bottom line.”

Mitrovic’s 83rd-minute idea finished a run of 6 defeats opposite Sunderland and left a Magpies 3 points adrift of reserve with 8 games remaining.

Sunderland, who took a lead by Jermain Defoe’s 15th idea of a season, are a indicate improved off in 18th place, dual points behind Norwich.

Newcastle transport to a Canaries after a general mangle with Sunderland also confronting them during Carrow Road on 16 April.

Our difficulty is frightful – Benitez

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Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland: We reacted really good – Benitez

After losing his initial diversion during leaders Leicester, a outcome warranted Benitez a initial indicate given apropos Newcastle manager only over a week ago.

Asked if his group were now in a frightful position, a former Real Madrid trainer replied: “It was frightful before. we am here since we have to give a group certainty and we have to urge things.

“We are formulating chances, we are attacking, so we have to urge this partial of a diversion and emanate some-more chances and Mitrovic or Papiss Cisse or a other strikers will measure some-more goals and we will be fine.”

Allardyce targets 4 wins from 8 games

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Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland: Draw is formidable to take – Allardyce

Allardyce, whose group have not kept a purify piece in 18 uninterrupted games in all competitions, pronounced his group need 4 wins from their 8 remaining games.

“If we don’t start removing these purify sheets it’s going to be a large problem,” he added.

“We are a group that has to measure twice to win. Sadly we didn’t get a second idea and we conceded late on again.

“In a second half, we don’t know because we sat in and let Newcastle come during us. Maybe that was a distance of a game, though in a finish we haven’t finished that and it’s dual points dropped.

“We need 4 wins from a final eight, so it’s now must-win rather than draw.”

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