It took 14 games and over 3 months, but we finally got a win at home against fellow strugglers Fulham this afternoon.
Michael Owen – another goal for Newcastle Captain
- As we expect the Newcastle side attacked form the start, and kept attacking throughout the game. We can get used to this style of play
- Mark Viduka scored that vital first goal after just 8 minutes and what a goal it was. Pure class from Mark as he took it on his right foot, switched to his left side, and banged the ball into corner of the net, with that left foot. We hope weâ€™ll see more from Mark in the future. This is his 6th goal for the club.
- The defense played well, but still looked a littler fragile at times, so hopefully they will improve after this game. Harper didnâ€™t have a shot to save.
- It was until we scored the second goal that the game was won, because at 1-0 we envisaged Fulham coming back and scoring a sloppy goal in the 3td minute of stoppage time.
- Michael Owen scored again and itâ€™s his 4th goal under Keegan and it was a well worked free kick, and a great delivery from Geremi, who played very well. A goal when it counts.
That’s what we pay him for so he earned his wages again today and gores to the top of the charts with 8 goals this season.
And he can now have a nice weekend with wife Louise and their three small kids.
- There were some good performances today. Faye, Taylor, Geremi, Butt, Barton and our front three all played well. Credit where credit is due. There were no really poor individual performances today, and it was a good team effort that got the job done.
- Newcastle played some attractive football today and in the second half seemed to contain Fulham fairly easily but at 1-0 the game was still balanced delicately.
The class was all on the Newcastle side today â€“ although Jimmy Bullard tried valiantly to get Fulham back into the game.
- We again missed chances galore, like we did in our last home game against Blackburn, and we just must start putting these chances away. If we can do that we can win a few more games before the end of the season.
- This is our first clean sheet since the Bolton 0-0 draw at St. James’ Park, which was Kevin’s first game in charge. It is only the second clean sheet under Kevin Keegan
- We mustn’t get too carried away with this win since this was the 32nd game that Fulham have failed to win on their travels. The last team they beat away from home – Newcastle United.
- We are still not out of the woods yet, but must build on this win, and hopefully pick up a point at White Hart Lane next weekend. That’s our next step.