Steve Harper, the Newcastle goalkeeper, will be an important man in today’s game against Chelsea this afternoon.
Steve Harper – important player for Newcastle today
And Harper told the Sun today:
â€œChelsea have to come to win. After a crucial game in the Champions League, it is yet another huge one for them. But this is our final home game of the season and we want to give our fans, who have supported us so well this season, a really good send-off.â€
â€œEveryone in Manchester will be willing us on. We are all fully aware of just what a massive game this is and its implications. Last season I remember Titus Bramble smashing into Michael Ballack after 25 minutes. I donâ€™t think heâ€™s been back too long since that tackle.â€
â€œWe managed to keep a clean sheet that day and will be looking for more of the same, plus grabbing the win.â€ â€œAt Stamford Bridge in December we were only undone by a poor offside decision in a 2-1 defeat and the rot set in soon after that.â€
â€œLosing that day set us on a terrible run for almost three months. Yet they know we gave them a really good game and it will be more of the same this time.â€
â€œItâ€™s advantage Manchester United, though. They have a superior goal difference, which is like a one-point lead. Even so, itâ€™s fantastic. Football fans love to see a close title race.â€
We expect Steve to have another good game today as he closes in on a season where he has had more starts then ever before.
Steve’s been one of the reasons for our success over the last 7 games, and he’s played so very well in goal.