In our last two home games Newcastle United have thrown away a win each time, by letting in the equalizer in the 90th minute – in the games against Wigan and Stoke City, two games we should have won.
Duff – ecstatic after scoring Newcastle winner this afternoon
It was all a little different this afternoon, in that Tottenham were worth a draw today, and indeed they were the side going for the win towards the end.
But an inspired substitution by Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, when he brought on fellow Irishman Damien Duff for left-back Jose Enrique in the 88th minute, paid off when the Irishman pinched the winner in the 90th minute.
Were Newcastle a little lucky to win the game this afternoon? Yes, we probably were, but we’ll take it.
The way to look at these last minute goals, both for and against, is that the luck does seem to even out over a full season, and Tottenham will feel they at least deserved a point from the game today. And they are probably right, if we were to be really honest.
But something tells us that neither of these sides will be struggling in the league come May, as both sides are on an up-tick in form and confidence, with their new managers Redknapp and Kinnear.
Both managers have have known each other since they were 15 years old – a long long time ago – that’s for sure. 😀
Yes, we may have been a little lucky today – it must be Xmas or something.