It turns out that Mark Viduka and Damien Duff’s skillful match-winning link up against Spurs yesterday, came as little surprise to the two Newcastle players, since they have been practicing it all last week.
Mark Viduka – practiced the winning play with Duff all last week
The Aussie striker produced another one of his wonderful flicks on 90 minutes yesterday, and Duff was onto it in a flash and had it in the net, in one sublime movement, before racing across to the fans, seemingly completely possessed. 😀
But he thought twice of taking his shirt off.
And following a week on the training field in which the two players have practiced that move continuously, Viduka says there’s a good understanding developing between the two of them.
“Me and Duffer have been doing that in training all week and we’ve struck up a bit of an understanding between each other,”
“Thankfully that one came off and it’s won us the game.” “It was beautiful to get the last-minute winner given that we’ve conceded a couple of late goals recently.”
“It looked like the game was going to be a draw but it was excellent to get the win.” “They had a lot of possession but I think the game could’ve gone either way.”
“Michael Owen had a great chance to score and I don’t think they’ve had any clear cut chances really.” “But it was a good game and we’re all delighted to get the points.”
Mark looked better yesterday, and he will improve as he gets games, but slowly. He should start the game on Friday at Wigan, and that’s a match we have to go for all 3 points in, once again, with Wigan being just above us in the league.
But Geordie manager Steve Bruce always has his team ready for his home town club, so it will not be an easy game for us, but since we threw 2 points away by letting Wigan equalize at St. James’ Park recently, all 3 points will make up for that.