‘Everybody says it was offside’… Newcastle boss irked by Man City goal

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was disappointed by Sergio Aguero’s offside goal against his side on Tuesday during their 1-1 draw.

Benitez was appointed as the new Magpies boss only last month after the sacking of Steve McClaren, with his objective to save the club from relegation.

However, it took the Spaniard five games to get his first victory against Swansea last weekend, and he faced the tough task of overturning City at St. James’ Park on Tuesday.

And it looked as if it was going to be another defeat when Aguero headed in an Aleksandar Kolorov free-kick in the 14th minute, with replays showing that the Argentine was well offside when the ball was delivered.

But the Toon pulled a goal back through Vurnon Anita and held on for an important point, yet Benitez was left to regret what could have been had Aguero’s goal been disallowed by the officials.

“I did not see the replay but everybody says it was offside,” he is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“It was a pity. The reaction of the team was so good. We showed belief and fight. We have to be optimistic in the rest of our games.

“I was pleased with the reaction but my concern now is we cannot change these things when they happen.

“Hopefully we will not have bad decisions in our next games. That’s it. We cannot change it.”

Newcastle are currently 19th in the table, but are only two points away from Norwich City in 17th.