Danny Guthrie had a good game for Newcastle yesterday, scoring his first goal for the club in competitive play, as he buzzed around midfield, hardly ever giving the ball away, and he was one reason the lads came good in the second half.
Danny Guthrie – great game yesterday – what a buy this boy has been
And if Danny had been OK for the full game last week we would have won that game too, because this lad is improving all the time, and what a buy he is turning out to be.
In time Danny can become a terrific midfield player, because he plays the easy ball, is a great passer of a ball, can tackle, and reads the game so well. Why he isn’t already playing for the England Under-21 side is now a bit of a mystery, because he’s certainly good enough.
And he chose a great time to get his first goal for the Newcastle side, after 89 minutes yesterday, thanks to good work on the right by Shola Ameobi who had come on for the hard working Oba Martins.
Afterwards, his manager Joe Kinnear, who looked thrilled at the end of the game yesterday, challenged the 21 year-old to make it the first of many in the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle.
“Danny’s goal to make it 3-0 was the icing on the cake for us and it was a terrific move.” “I’m really pleased for Danny as he’s been an unsung hero for us.”
“He’s a great kid and I think he is a good box-to-box player.” “I’d love him to score a goal like that in every game.”
“But Danny is such a hardworking player and I’d like really to see him get into the opposition box a bit more as he is a decent finisher.”
“Hopefully that goal will lead to better things for him. He took it exceptionally well.”
The goal was well set up by Shola, who has also had a resurgence in his career under Joe Kinnear, and Ameobi is certain to sign an extension at his home town club this week, and most fans are fine with that, after Shola’s good play and excellent commitment to the team this season.
Danny Guthrie, Fabricio Coloccini, Jonas Gutierrez and Seb Bassong were all outstanding yesterday, and they were all brought in during the summer.
Same again in the January transfer window please. 😀