JOHN Carver has pleaded with Newcastle United’s fans to stay behind his team – and roar the club over the Premier League’s finishing line.
Queens Park Rangers came from behind to beat Carver’s beleaguered side 2-1 at Loftus Road this afternoon thanks to second-half goals from Leroy Fer and Matty Phillips.
Emmanuel Riviere had given the visitors a 23rd-minute lead in with his first league goal for the club.
Newcastle remain two points above third-from-bottom Hull City ahead of the final game of the season against West Ham United on May 24.
And the club could be relegated on goal difference if Hull win their game against Manchester United and it only draws at St James’s Park.
“I’m really disappointed,” said head coach Carver. “I thought we were in control in the first half, and not under any threat.
“For that 10 minutes after half time, we shot ourselves in the foot.
“It was in our hands, and we could have put it to bed.
“We haven’t, and this is the biggest football game this football club has had for a long time.
“I want the same atmosphere as we had against West Brom, as it could be the fans who actually get us across the line.”