Local lad Steven Taylor, back from injury, was a massive player for Newcastle United in last night’s so important do- or-die game against Middlesbrough.
Steven Taylor – scoring from excellent Danny Guthrie corner
Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I know I have said it before – but this for me is definitely the most important goal I have ever scored.” “It beats Everton, West Brom and Hull because it was vital we got back into it.”
“It’s by far the most important I’ve scored and I don’t think I will score a more important one in my whole career.”
The equalizer against Middlesbrough last night was a bullet header that hit the back of the net before goalkeeper Brad Jones could move, and it was another stunning goal from Steven.
In fact that’s one thing Sebastien Bassong can learn from Steven – to score some goals from corners – something Seb can work on in the summer perhaps.
“That’s why you go up there for corners as a center-half.” “The delivery was fantastic from Danny Guthrie and I got my head on it.”
“I felt every time we went up we could score.” “We just can’t wait for Saturday now.” “It was some night but we fully deserved it. I’m just delighted for everybody.”
“When we conceded so early I couldn’t believe it because we went for them straight away.” “We caused them problems all night.” “It was the first time this season we came back from that and we all enjoyed it.”
It was no doubt a terrific performance from the team, but we are still in danger of relegation and cannot stop there. We must take this form and passion into the two remaining games, starting with the home game against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
“For me there were star performances all round.” “The own goal was unlucky.” “Habib said afterwards he just couldn’t get out of the way.”
“But we bounced back as a team and got back in it.” “That was what was so big about the night, we worked together.”
A win on Saturday would be just great, in fact it would be fantastic.