Steven Taylor scored a wonderful striker’s goal after 38 minutes at Hull on Saturday, to get Newcastle a point against fellow relegation strugglers, Hull City.
Steven Taylor – great goal on Saturday!
And Steven is determined to get his fair share of the goals which will keep Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League.
The Geordie defender has now scored 3 goals this season, and 8 goals in his career at his local home town club.
And he would have loved the accolades he got as his goal was just superb, and if it had been Michael Owen or Cristiano Ronaldo that had scored the goal the journalists would have all been raving about it.
Add to Saturday’s goal a towering header from Steven in the 2-2 draw at Everton, and another that proved to be the winning effort during the 3-2 vital win at West Bromwich Albion, and the value of the defender’s attacking qualities are apparent.
And Taylor told nufcTV today:
“There’s no better feeling than scoring for Newcastle United.”
“Of course, if I can chip in with goals then that’s fantastic and I enjoy getting forward.”
“But we don’t mind who scores at the moment because we need every goal and every point we can get.”
“It was great cross from Nicky and I knew Anthony Gardner wasn’t going to get there.”
“Thankfully it dropped for me and I put it in the back of the net and there’s no better feeling.”
But the England Under-21 skipper was disappointed not to take all 3 points at the KC Stadium, which had to be the goal before the game.
“The whole first half was sluggish, we conceded a poor goal and didn’t get going until after our equaliser,”
“In the second half we were pushing for the winner and we had a couple of good chances.”
“But were disappointed not to win because that’s what we came here to do and that is what we should have done.”
Good and honest words from Steven, and he is currently our Man of the Match for Saturday in our Poll Corner, with 34% of the vote and with the very consistent Bassong getting 20% so far.
With Habib Beye ready for the Arsenal game, it will be interesting to see who starts at right back next Saturday, but we think Steven will keep his place.
There’s nothing like competition to bring out the best in our players – and Habib is already having a positive effect on the team – with forcing Steven into a good game on Saturday and a goal too, and that’s before Habib’s even played again.
What a player! 😀