Steven Taylor admits today that he doesn’t care who grabs the headlines for scoring goals at Newcastle, as long as somebody does.
Steven Taylor – scored in last years’ home game against Arsenal
Steven had one of his best games of the season last Saturday at Hull, when it really mattered, and the local lad scored a great goal after 38 minutes, which got Newcastle right back into that game.
Unfortunately we couldn’t continue and get all 3 points, but Steven certainly did his part.
And in last year’s home game against Arsenal, which was one of the best performances under Sam Allardyce, Taylor scored the equalizer after 60 minutes in that game – back on Wednesday, 5th December of 2007.
The lads could have well gone on to win that game, but it wasn’t to be, but the good thing is that Newcastle always seem to play well against Arsenal at St. James’ Park, in front of a capacity St. James’ Park crowd. There were over 50,000 at that game the last time we played the Arsenal at home.
The England Under-21 skipper recalls that great night, in whiuch the lads played with such heart and purpose:
“We were all over Arsenal that night and it was one of our best performances of the season.” “It was great to get the equaliser and I remember I nearly won it at the end with a header.”
“But this time I really don’t care who scores because we need a result on Saturday.” “I think we proved against Manchester United that we can compete with the top teams.”
“A lot of people expected them to come here and put three or four past us but in the end we were unlucky not to get a result.”
“I’ve said it before, we need to stick together and show character and come out fighting in every game we play.”
Good words from Steven, and although Senegal International Habib Beye will be fit for the match on Saturday, we still expect Steven to start, after his excellent performance last weekend.
But after that it will be touch and go as to whether Steven can keep his starting place, once Habib is fully fit.