Oba Martin’s goal at West Ham on Saturday takes him into double figures for his second season in succession at Newcastle United. 😀
Martins – one of our favorite photos of Oba – yes he just scored
Surprisingly, Martins is now just the fifth Newcastle United player to hit double figures in consecutive campaigns since Newcastle joined the Premier League back in 1993.
We expect next year at this time that our captain Michael Owen will also be on that list but since Oba hit 17 goals last season he is in double figures in his first two seasons at the club.
When you remember that Oba spent a month the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, and was injured for several weeks when he got back, Oba has still got back on the scoring trail at Newcastle under Kevin Keegan.
Oba now joins Peter Beardsley, Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand and of course Alan Shearer in a list of players who have scored in double figures in successive seasons.
We look forward to Oba signing an extended contract at the club in the summer. As Kevin says – he’s a one off – and Oba loves life at Newcastle, and will only get better under Kevin’s guidance.