Things actually started brightly when Darren Bent opened the scoring but Nicky Butt equalised on the stroke of half-time and the visitors ran away with it in the second half.
“It wasn’t good enough and we all know that,” reflected Head Coach Juande. “It goes without saying that we owe the fans better than that.
“It is important that the players perform with maximum intensity and concentration for the rest of the season.
“I’m happy with how the team has progressed and I do not want all that hard work to go to waste. We intend to focus with the squad on maintaining the kind of performances that we have come to expect at the Lane and which our supporters deserve.
“The coaches and the players are all professionals and we take pride in our performances.
“I have said all along that I am determined to win every one of our remaining games - every point counts - and we want to finish as high up the league table as possible.”
Juande Ramos has made a frank assessment of Sunday's performance against Newcastle and has echoed Gus Poyet's post match view that it was unacceptable.