Derby County’s Durham born Geordie striker Steven Howard was very pleased with his team’s performance on Sunday, against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.
Steven Howard - playing at St. James’ everything he thought it would be
Steven, who started his football at Tow Law Town back in 1994, and stands 6’3″ tall, said playing in the magnificent stadium that is today’s St. James’ Park was all he thought it would be, and more. Steven told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle yesterday:
“Playing there was everything I thought it would be,” “In fact, you can begin to understand what it means to a Geordie who has supported Newcastle all his life to run out at such a magnificent ground.”
“When you are watching from the stands it’s so massive, but when you are on there on the pitch it is even bigger.”
Steven caused a lot of trouble in the Newcastle defense with his heading ability on Sunday, which forced manager Sam Allardyce to replace David Rozehnal with Steven Taylor. Howard did have a half chance in the second-half when he drifted behind the Newcastle defense but he put his header wide of Given’s left hand post.
We’re nor sure what Steven would have done had he scored the winner on Sunday for Derby.