Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson has come out and stated that he believed Sunderland were lucky to draw the Tyne-Wear Derby on Sunday.
The Black Cats pinched a late leveller thanks to a Demba Ba’s own goal, and the right back felt it was rough justice for his side.
It has been well known that Newcastle are yet to hit top gear this season but have showed a lot of grit and determination to grind out results.
This Sunday was another example of this resolution, especially in defence as the side seemed fairly assured holding Sunderland at bay, until they equalised with less than 10 minutes to go.
The Toon star was quick to draw upon the positives of the display and believes that Pardew’s men can use this result as a springboard to push on.
The former Manchester United star went on to tell the Newcastle Official website, “It gets to the point in a game when you do not think you are going to concede. You feel quite comfortable. Everybody seems to be doing their jobs and playing together.
For them it had to be something freaky like that. It was a fluky, lucky goal.”
The North East outfit don’t have lots of time to reflect on the result, with their next game coming up on Thursday against Club Brugge and Simpson will be looking to get another run out there.
The full back has been out with injury recently and will be looking to return to full match fitness. The defender has also shrugged off reports that he is set to leave in the January transfer window with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
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