Sam Allardyce was interviewed by Setanta Sports after the game tonight, and seemed very satisfied with the win.
Sam thought the first half was very like the Everton game but with Newcastle having the better of the chances.
He was pleased when Oba Martins finally got Newcastle ahead within a minute of the interval. It was a good opportunist goal by Oba and a great through ball by Enrique that caused Dawson all kinds of trouble.
Sam Allardyce – pleased with win but another poor goal conceded
The second goal on 52 minutes was a set play Newcastle worked continuously on the training ground. Cacapa, who was deservedly man of the match, headed it in powerfully giving the goalkeeper no chance at all. In fact Faye had hit the post with a similar near post header in the first half and Spurs seemed unable to defend against Newcastle’s set plays tonight..
Sam was however, very disappointed with the Spurs goal the defense conceded, and thought the defense still has to tighten up because the good sides will punish Newcastle for that slackness.
Sam said that after some 10 minutes are so of some good Tottenham play after their goal Newcastle saw the game off rather easily and had broken Spurs’ spirit. Sam was obviously pleased to also see young Milner get his first goal for the club this season.
Sam mentioned it was the 3rd game in a row that Newcastle had scored 3 goals and he was pleased with the way the team seemed to be able to break down the opposition. Sam then talked about how he always tried to pinpoint the opposition’s weaknesses before games and create a game plan to play to their weakness. But he added he didn’t want to take the obvious flair out of the side.
When asked about Joey Barton finally coming on for the first time this season, Sam laughed and said Joey had been a a pain in the neck when out injured. Joeyâ€™s been pestering everybody at the club about what he needed to do to get back as quickly as possible.
But Sam finished by saying Joey, the rest of the team and indeed himself will go back home tonight very happy. Once Joey gets into action Sam said he would make Newcastle a much better team.
Well done the lads and well done Sam â€“ job done – now for Reading on Saturday.