It didn’t look this afternoon that very much was different than last week when Newcastle found themselves 2-0 down against an Everton side that had lost all three Premier league games at home this season.
Joe Kinnear – delighted with display from the lads
However, this time the Newcastle players were not ready to give up on the game, and goals either side of half-time from Steven Taylor and Damien Duff, got them level.
And with any luck Newcastle could have even snatched the winner when Leighton Baines somehow managed to block Charles N’Zogbia’s goal bound shot, from inside the six-yard box very late in the game.
Not surprisingly Joe Kinnear was pleased with a point: as he talked to nufcTV after the game:
“I’m delighted,” “Of course in the end we had chances to win it and I thought we bossed most of the second half.” “But I’m happy to take a point given we were two goals down.” “The character the lads have shown in especially pleasing.”
“We’ve worked the lads hard in training this past week and that work showed today.” “The state of the club when I walked in was scandalous and I’m not going to accept that. I know I am capable of doing a good job and I want to be left alone to do it.”
“I want to leave this club in a really good way whenever that is and make sure they are in a better state.” “This is a team who had lost five out of seven and morale was rock bottom.” “It would have been wonderful to get a win today but it’s great that we showed so much desire.”
Great words again from Joe, and he’s going to get more and more support from the fans, if he can continue on from his successful start, and a good point at Everton.
How about 3 points at home to Man City in two weeks time, when we should have Gutierrez and Beye back.