Joe Kinnear was rightly delighted with his players last night, as they battled through the second half to maintain their half time lead and get an invaluable 3 points, that takes us up the 15th position in the league table, and out of the bottom three.
Joe Kinnear – very happy with the 3 points
Joe Kinnear said after last night’s game:
“Three points was what we needed more than anything.”
Kinnear admitted that the Newcastle players became increasingly nervous as West Bromwich pulled one goal back, after Joey Barton’s penalty and an Oba Martins header in the first half had given Newcastle a well deserved 2-0 interval lead.
“We started dropping deeper and deeper and causing problems for ourselves,” “But it wasn’t just about how we played today – it was about getting three points. We were desperate to get three points, and I’m delighted with the result.”
“We have got out of the bottom three and hopefully that will put us in good stead.” “Had our final ball been a bit better it could have been done and dusted. But it wasn’t to be and the longer the game went on the more nervous we got.”
“We dropped off the pace and had to hang on to what we had, but we were determined to hang onto the three points.” “We were desperate to get our first win. Away to Everton was a difficult game.”
“We got robbed against Manchester City, with ten men and it was never a penalty. But we’ve been threatening to do this ever since I’ve been here and I’m pleased we’ve got this game under our belt.”
“It gives everybody a massive lift – and none moreso than myself. We’ve got three points and that’s what I’m really delighted about.”
This was a good win for Joe, bless his heart, a good win for the players, and a good win for the fans.
Roll on next Monday when we take on Aston Villa at home, and again we must get some kind of result out of this difficult game.