Taylor handled the ball on Saturday and just in case the referee didn’t see the first one, he handled again to block the shot, but in any case he gave away the crucial penalty on Saturday.
Steven Taylor– gave away penalty that Given brilliantly saved
But it took our goalkeeper to do what he’s done for Newcastle over the last 11 years, and that’s be a top class and consistent goalkeeper for the club, and a world class save saved Taylor’s blushes.
“I don’t know who writes the scripts for Michael, but it was unbelievable.”
“He came on, and got the header. He’s just a goal machine.” “I’m delighted as the lads really deserved it.”
“They played 4-5-1, and it was difficult at times.” “They were very hard to break down, but we ended up playing some great stuff, and I know the fans will have gone home happy with the result.”
But Taylor will need to improve his concentration, and he can certainly learn from the experienced Fabricio, who is looking like a great signing the more we see of him.
“I thought defensively we did OK through the game.”
“Fabricio watches my back, and I watch his. Basically, we just try to keep it tight. Defensively, the club has always got a lot of stick over the years.”
“But we’re getting a good little partnership going, and long may that continue.”
Kevin Keegan is hoping that he has made an excellent central partnership with Collocini and Taylor, but we think Taylor will still need to improve to ensure that he’s the man that plays alongside Colccini in the coming years.
“It’s nice for the gaffer to say that, but it’s up to us as players to perform, and get people talking.”
We may even have a decent defense this year – and it’s a long time since we’ve been able to say that.
“The clean sheet was one of the pluses.” “We dealt with the long ball well. Kevin Davies is a handful, but we did well all the way through the side.”
Taylor would like to form a good pairing with Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, who again showed oozing class as he seemed to stroll through the game.