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Kieran Trippier urges Newcastle to keep pushing despite loss to Arsenal

Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier told his colleagues to bounce back following their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League today.

The Magpies lost but will consider themselves unlucky. They held their own against the Gunners in every area of the pitch.

Newcastle hit the post twice, further extending their run of bad luck. No team has hit the woodwork more times in the Premier League than Newcastle this season. They had also a penalty call overturned.

After the game, Trippier said (via NUFC TV): “There were a lot of chances in the first half – we hit the post, but the game was about fine margins today and Arsenal took their chances.

“The first goal is always crucial. We started on the front foot. At the start of the game, we went after Arsenal, we had chance after chance, but Arsenal were more clinical than us today.

“But yeah, we have to keep going. We have to forget this result. We have to recover and focus. That is all we can do now.”

The right-back refused to cry over the overturned Newcastle penalty. He said they had their chances after that and could not complain about the result.

Manager Eddie Howe will take his players back to the drawing board after the loss, but he likely won’t be too harsh on them.

The Magpies got into decent positions but failed to find their clinical touch. The defeat ends their run of three straight victories.

However, Newcastle remain third thanks to Manchester United’s loss to West Ham United.

Newcastle remain two points ahead of the Red Devils with four games left. However, they will be wary of the in-form Liverpool, who have won six in a row.

The Magpies face Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday. They will be hoping for three points against the relegation-battlers.

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