Turkish midfielder Emre came through 45 minutes of his comeback match for the Reserves last night at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, under the watching eyes of Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan and a crowd of over 2,800.
Emre – can be important player under Keegan
And Kevin would have liked what he saw of Emre, who showed his undoubted class with a fine individual goal after just 25 minutes, as Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at St. James’ Park, in what turned out to be an exciting end to end game.
Emre received a pass from striker Andy Carroll outside the box, and he then worked a one-two with Wesley Ngo Baheng, then somehow went past two defenders in the penalty box, before striking home a low left footed shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards out.
A wonderful goal from the Turk, and we think Kevin will be keen to see what Emre can do for the first team before the end of the season.
It wouldnâ€™t surprise us if Emre makes the subs bench for our game against Reading on Saturday.
The game last night was watched by a season-high home attendance of 2,839 â€“ an excellent crowd – and Keegan, Terry McDermott, Chairman Chris Mort and first-team players Habib Beye, Alan Smith and Charles N’Zogbia were all in attendance.
Thatâ€™s really nice to see, and it just shows what a good team spirit Kevin has created at the club already.
Newcastle United: Forster, Ramage, Kadar, Edgar, Diatta, Tozer, Troisi, Emre (sub Marwood 45), Carroll, Ngo Baheng, LuaLua.
Subs not used: Danquah, Soderberg, Morris, Zamblera.
Manchester United: Zieler, Neville, Eckersley, Chester, Cathcart, Jones, Gray, Possebon, Macheda, Cleverley, S Evans.
Subs not used: C Evans, Amos, Eikrem, Brady.
Referee: Ross Joyce (Middlesbrough)