Alex Neil: Newcastle is a 'strange place for me'

Dwight Gayle
Dwight Gayle

Alex Neil labelled St James's Park "a strange place" after seeing his Norwich City side beaten in dramatic fashion.

Newcastle United came from behind to win 4-3 at the stadium last night.

Dwight Gayle and Yoan Gouffran scored deep in injury time to claim three points for Newcastle.

The result saw Rafa Benitez's side move up to third place in the Championship.

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Norwich suffered a 6-2 defeat at St James's Park last season.

And Neil said: "This seems to be a strange place for me, because the twice I have been here, the games have been probably two of the most bizarre games I have ever been involved in as a player, a manager, anything."

Neil was frustrated that his team didn't see the game out, having been 3-1 up with 20 minutes left on the clock.

"We got ourselves into a position where we were 3-1 up, comfortable, and then we concede a goal," he said.

"Then we have got 90 seconds to see the game out.

"It's 3-2 with 90 seconds left on the clock and we don't defend the box well enough. It really is as simple as that."