Nicky Butt scored an equalizer just before half time at White Hart Lane this afternoon, and it was the start of a tremendous Newcastle display in the second half.
Nicky Butt – had a great game today for Newcastle
Second half goals from Geremi, Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins sealed the victory today and finally did our goal difference some good. 😀
After the game this afternoon Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan was delighted with the performance of all his players.
Kevin talked to Sky Sports after the game::
“I’m obviously delighted. The performance was terrific.”
“We went a goal down even though we were the better team. The team believed chances would come,”
“We have players who know where the back of the net is. I said to the team at half-time the best team is drawing and it’s not Tottenham. There wasn’t a weak link in the team today. Everyone played a part.”
“We outplayed them and they’re a very, very good side. The goalkeeper’s made at least two world class saves. Apart from their goal I can’t remember Harper having a save to make. The header was superb.”
“Faye was outstanding today. We had 11 leaders out there today.”
“Nicky doesn’t get many goals. It was a vital goal for us. He was tremendous. I thought Joey Barton was also superb today.”
Keegan has transformed Newcastle into an attacking outfit and Owen, Martins and Viduka are very dangerous as they proved again this afternoon.
Keegan has said consistently that although the squad is small, it is full of talent.
Kevin is starting to be proved right in that assessment, and maybe 5 new players in the summer can turn this team into something to really watch next season.
We cannot wait.