Danny Guthrie had a very good game last night in the Reserves 3-3 draw with Manchester United, in what turned out to be a thrilling game at St. James’ Park, and some of our readers who were at the game, have commented on what an excellent game it was to watch.
Danny Guthrie – in great form for Newcastle Reserves last night
Danny also hit a stunning goal near the end of the game, but Manchester equalized in the last few seconds, and it was another game that this fine Newcastle Reserves side came within seconds of winning.
As expected, first-team coaches Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were there to see the game, because not only Danny, but also Xisco and Cacapa started the game.
Guthrie was the game’s best player, and his strong performance in the middle of the park just had to impress Hughton. Danny will be in the squad for Saturday’s game against Chelsea, and while we don’t expect him to start the game, Chris knows the lad is in form and will no doubt give him some action.
We would expect Nolan and Butt to start in central midfield on Saturday, but it will be interesting to see how Kevin and Danny play together, since they were both at Bolton last season.
After the game last night Guthrie talked to Newcastle TV:
We should have won the game after my goal but we got caught on a long ball which was not ideal.” “But it was a good performance and we played well as a team and did well to come back from a goal down.”
“It was nice to score but it would have been even better had it been the winner.” “It’s been a long two months and it was great to be back.” “I felt good and hopefully I’ll be involved on Saturday.”
“It was good to get 90 minutes under my belt and now I’ve got a couple of days to recover ahead of Chelsea.” “I hope I impressed Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood, but all I can do is just keep training hard and pick up my fitness as I go along.
“It’s been a tough couple of months for me and I can’t wait to get back.” “But it’s been a tough few months for everyone and the more bodies we have the better to help us stay in the league.”
Danny suffered his hamstring strain during training in January, and it’s been a long two months to get him back, and the side’s missed his consistent play. One thing Newcastle have missed is players who can put the ball in the back of the net, that’s for sure.
And Danny is aware that if he is to become a top midfield player, he has already said he has to become like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, two of the best club midfielders in the world, and plonk that ball in the net regularly.
From last night’s evidence he’s on his way to doing just that.
Hey, maybe Danny will be brought on for the last 20 minutes on Saturday, and score the winner – just a thought. 😀
If that happens there will certainly be some celebrating by Newcastle fans on Saturday night, that’s for sure.
Howay The Lads!!