The Irishman was only on the field for two minutes of regular time yesterday, yet Damien Duff has captured all the headlines today, as he hit the winner on 90 minutes, with only his 3rd goal for the club, but what a vital goal it was.
Damien Duff – watches ball slot home – then he’s off to celebrate with fans
Damien will no doubt be resting up today, as the energy he expended after the goal must have left him completely drained, as he enthusiastically celebrated along the sideline, with the ecstatic Geordie faithful, such are the good times at St. James’ Park right now.
Merry Xmas indeed!
And it was a still beaming Duff who spoke to nufcTV after the game:
“I was just coming on to shore things up really,” “I think we were just holding on for the draw at the time but it was great to get the win.”
“Mark’s done brilliantly and it was great linking up with him because he can do those flicks around the corner.”
“But, to be fair, things like that have been coming off in training all week and the big man has done well.”
“It was a great win, especially with the way the results went on Saturday and it’s going to be tight for a good time yet so we just want to keep picking up points,”
“We’re playing well at the moment but we must keep up this good run to get a bit of distance between ourselves and the bottom of the table.”
Duff’s had to spend the last couple of games on the bench, since returning from injury, because of the good form of French Under-21 International Charles N’Zogbia, but Damien earned his wages yesterday, in a moment which has to be a high point for the Dublin-born 29 year-old at Newcastle.
And certainly his Dublin-born manager Joe Kinnear was more than happy with Duff, and all the rest of the Newcastle players, and so he should be.