Newcastle United vs Fulham highlights (1-1)

Newcastle United 1 vs 1 Fulham highlights 19.12

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce speaking to BBC Sport: "I think if we're brutally honest we weren't that great. We have to perform better. We've had a difficult week so we'll take a point. Against 10 men we struggled to create anything, but we've had a difficult week and we'll dust ourselves down and get ready for Tuesday.
"We had every attacking player we had on the pitch but unfortunately our attacking threat wasn't there. The number of times we gave the ball away cheaply was the annoying thing.
"There's no doubt we've had a difficult period and I don't want to make that an excuse but we're having to make changes because of it. They're over their illness but its the state it's left them in. It's a bit of a concern but hopefully it leaves the players as quickly as it came. But it is difficult at the minute."
On Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final against Brentford: "We all look forward to that, it's been a long, long time [since the club has made a semi-final]. We'll have to play better than we did tonight - but what an opportunity.
More from Newcastle manager Steve Bruce to Sky Sports:
One eye on Carabao Cup quarter-final? "I make no excuses. We would love to be in a semi-final of a cup. That is upon us on Tuesday then we have an unbelievably tough run in the Premier Legaue but that is what it is. We have to be better and I am quietly confident that we will."
Concerns over coronavirus? "We have had the real kick in the teeth because unfortunately we have lost players again today through illness. It's the fatigue of the lads where they have recovered but are not 100%. That has been a concern but we don't really want to make excuses as we want to be better than we were today.
"Everybody needs the game of football to watch which is why we have four games today and again on Sunday. I hope not. Let's hope we can keep the show on the road. The Premier League have done fantastically well to keep things going but obviously it is a concern."
Fulham manager Scott Parker speaking to BBC Sport: "'I'm very proud of my team, I thought we played exceptionally well today. We came here with a real purpose about us and could have gone in [at half-time] a couple of goals up. The sending of and penalty decision changed the dynamics of the game. In the end you roll your sleeves up and try and get the point, we did that and that's pleasing."
On Newcastle's penalty: "I've seen it on camera, the initial contact is outside the box and Callum Wilson goes down inside the box. the referee looks at the screen and I don't know what he's seen differently to what I've seen. What's puzzling is we're still making wrong decisions. I can accept a referee making a wrong decision but it puzzles me we're still making mistakes with all these replays. That's confusing to me.
On a possible penalty for his own side for handball: "I'm not sure. I've not seen that but it looked soft to be fair. We've seen them given so you never know.
"We're definitely making progress. It's a difficult place to come and second half we showed a side of us we haven't shown. We stayed solid and came out with a point."

Newcastle United vs Fulham . Score: 1-1.


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