Newcastle’s Bruce blames injuries for 5-0 thrashing by City
LONDON (UK) – Newcastle United’s 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City on Wednesday is not a sign of complacency after securing Premier League survival, its manager Steve Bruce has said.
A number of top players, including winger Allan Saint-Maximin, were missing from Newcastle and Bruce blamed injuries for the rout.
“We’ve not got our flip flops on,” Bruce said. “We were down to the bare bones. When you’re missing seven or eight (players), you’re going to find it difficult.
“But despite that I expect us to be better and I demand we are better for the remaining games.
“It was too easy from the first minute to the last.”
Newcastle would lock horns with 17th-placed Watford on Saturday.
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