Callum Wilson: Newcastle must 'go again' after Norwich deny them first win
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has urged the team not to feel sorry for themselves as they re-group for a must-win Premier League clash with Burnley.
The Magpies will head into Saturday's game at St James' Park anchored to the foot of the table and without a win in 14 games to date this season after Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Norwich.
Their woes would have eased to an extent had they managed to cling on to the lead handed to them by Wilson's second-half penalty despite having defender Ciaran Clark dismissed after just nine minutes, but Teemu Pukki's equaliser left them still in dire straits.
Clark's premature departure for an ill-advised tug on Pukki's shirt left Newcastle facing an uphill battle, but the 10 men re-grouped and forced their way in front when, after a VAR review, Billy Gilmour was adjudged to have blocked Federico Fernandez's goal-bound header with his hand.
Wilson beat Tim Krul from the spot despite the keeper getting a solid hand to the ball and while he admitted it was not his best attempt from 12 yards, he was satisfied with the result.
The striker, who was captain in the absence of the suspended Jamaal Lascelles, said:
"It wasn't a great penalty, but under the circumstances, I'll take it."
Norwich, who had long periods of possession in the game, but too often did not do a great deal with it, hit back with 11 minutes remaining when Pukki blasted a sweet volley past Martin Dubravka to break black and white hearts.
Wilson said: "Everyone ran themselves into the ground. Everyone deserved a round of applause just for the shift they put in.
"There were parts of the game where we can improve - even with 10 men, we still looked a threat. I felt there was only one team going to win it, to be honest and when we scored, it started to solidify that a little bit. But we just couldn't hold on."