Steven Taylor had a great come-back game for Newcastle United last night and of course scored our equalizing goal after 60 minutes, and right near the end almost put another one home, but the ball was cleared off the line.
Steven Taylor – played really well at heart of Newcastle’s defense
Steven talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œThatâ€™s the most important one Iâ€™ve scored. What a time to score.â€ â€œFortunately for me, Alan Smithâ€™s flick-on went through Oba Martins legs. It fell to me, and I was delighted it went into the back of the net. Thereâ€™s no better feeling than seeing the ball go in.â€
â€œMy celebrations have calmed down a bit. I didnâ€™t go for a full lap, I just went for the Forrest Gump half-lap.â€ â€œIt was great seeing the fans go wild in the Sir John Hall stand, and Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™d have all done the exact same thing as me.â€
â€œIâ€™m just absolutely delighted for everybody. The lads were unbelievable, as was the whole team spirit.â€
But Taylor almost scored right at the end and what a celebration that would have been if Steven could have put that header home, but it was amazingly cleared off the line. Steven continued:
â€œI nearly scored again late on but Emmanuel Eboue got it over his own crossbar. I donâ€™t know how he did that. It could have been an own goal, and I was disappointed with that.â€â€œThe lads came into the dressing room thinking we could have won the game.â€ â€œBut it was a good team performance from everybody, and we had some great chances.â€
â€œI had the header in the first half, when it hit the side of my head. There was a bit of argy-bargy in the box, and I managed to get my head to it.â€ â€œWe have had a lot of stick lately and it was nice to bounce back. Hopefully we can move forward now.â€
â€œEveryone had written us off, and it was good to put in a great performance for the fans. The main thing was to get in amongst them, and I felt we did that.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve got to give the fans credit. They were magnificent. Weâ€™ve been booed recently, and the fans had every right to do that, but we got a standing ovation, which is great for us.â€ â€œIt just gives the lads more confidence and belief, which is what we need.â€
â€œWe felt we could have won it. Even the gaffer said he was devastated we didnâ€™t win the game.â€ â€œI could feel it a bit in the last five or 10 minutes, but itâ€™s not a problem.â€
Steven Taylor has missed the last two games, and it was great to see him once again in the heart of Newcastleâ€™s defense. Looks like heâ€™s getting better under Big Samâ€™s direction, but he looked a powerful figure last night for Newcastle, and long may it continue.
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