(Reuters) -Newcastle United’s French winger Allan Saint-Maximin rescued a degree for his aspect in an exhilarating 3-3 Premier League draw with Brentford on Saturday, as new Magpies coach Eddie Howe bought a glimpse of the dimensions of his problem on Tyneside.
Former Bournemouth boss Howe, watching from a resort room as a consequence of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, can have been happy with the tenacity of his aspect and their constructive play however not that they conceded three objectives for the third successive residence recreation.
Regardless of twice coming from a aim down, Newcastle dropped to the underside of the standings on six factors beneath Norwich Metropolis who beat Southampton 2-1 nL1N2SB0B6 at Carrow Street.
“I really feel a bit dangerous at the moment as a result of I attempted to do my greatest to assist my staff, but it surely’s nonetheless the identical once more – I rating however we draw. So I’ll do my greatest and ensure the subsequent time I rating it’s to win the sport,” Saint-Maximin instructed the BBC.
“However it’s so necessary (the end result) as a result of it’s higher to attract than lose, and I feel the staff confirmed good character as a result of it isn’t simple to come back again. We simply must preserve going, keep collectively and attempt to do our greatest to win the subsequent recreation.”
Jamaal Lascelles headed Newcastle in entrance after 10 minutes, assembly a Matt Ritchie cross. However their pleasure was short-lived as Brentford equalised 75 seconds after the restart via the appropriate boot of Ivan Toney, scoring towards his former membership.
The guests then went forward after the half hour mark when Rico Henry headed in a cross from Sergi Canos.
It was then Newcastle’s flip to hit again, this time via Joelinton shortly earlier than the break. The Brazilian fired in from the center of the penalty field for his first aim of the season.
The hosts got here out energised within the second half, taking part in good soccer however with out a medical contact in entrance of aim.
They have been left to rue their profligacy as a speculative curling effort from Brentford’s Frank Onyeka within the 61st minute took a depraved deflection off Lascelles and went in past goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
That sucker-punch appeared to have taken the wind out of the house aspect’s sails till Saint-Maximin popped up within the seventy fifth minute to strike the ball into the underside left nook.
The staff acquired loads of applause from the house supporters after the ultimate whistle however regardless of the end result, Newcastle slipped to the foot of the desk.
Howe’s aspect, now backed by a massively rich Saudi Arabian consortium, are 5 factors from the security zone.
Brentford are 14th with 13 factors from 12 video games, persevering with to impress of their debut Premier League marketing campaign. Nonetheless, supervisor Thomas Frank was dissatisfied along with his aspect’s defending.
“We have been at a giant occasion and we weren’t invited. We confirmed nice mentality, however we didn’t defend nicely sufficient at the moment – we gave an excessive amount of away,” he mentioned.
(Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson)