Saturday was a humiliating day for Newcastle United, who suffered their heaviest home defeat since 1925 after being beaten 6-0 by Liverpool.
The defeat against Liverpool summed up the horrible season Newcastle are having. This time last year the Magpies were fighting for a place in the Champions League and finished the last season at fifth place, but everything has gone wrong for Alan Pardew's men this term as they are fighting for survival in the bottom half of the table.
This was an important game for Newcastle and they needed to get something out of the match, but not only did they lose but also suffered a huge blow to their morale at a very important point of the season.
While talking to nufcTV, Pardew said: "Firstly, for the squad and the staff, we apologise for that performance, I'm afraid today was a real low point in my career here because that performance, as the scoreline suggested, just was not good enough."
The loss left the home fans disappointed and many of them left the ground early. Newcastle are currently 16th on the table and just three points ahead of Aston Villa who have a game in hand.
"All my teams are organised and are on the front foot, looking to win the game, but that wasn't the case today," Pardew added. "We looked disorganised and it's not anyone's individual problem - it's a collective problem we've got to put right."
Newcastle United have three games left to play which includes tough encounters against West Ham and Arsenal and really need to get as much out of the remaining games as possible if they are to survive the relegation battle.
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