Not surprisingly Chris Hughton has praised hat-trick hero Shola Ameobi after his three goals in Saturday’s 3-0 Newcastle victory over Reading.
Shola Ameobi – hat trick hero
The Geordie striker, who was born in Nigeria and moved to England when he was 5 years old, scored with two headers each side of half time, before easily scoring from the penalty spot, to complete his first senior hat-trick for Newcastle United, at St. James’ Park tonight.
Newcastle is the only club Shola has ever been at, and we’re hoping he will come good this season in the Championship.
And afterwards a delighted stand-in boss Chris Hughton said:
“He is a local lad and for any striker to come away with a match-ball is always a very, very proud moment for them.”
“The fact that he is doing it here at St James’ Park just adds to it for him.”
“His headers were two very good goals and I don’t think anyone was taking the ball off him for the penalty!”
“I’m delighted for him because he’s a hard worker and a great lad.”
“Let’s hope he gets another hat-trick against Sheff Wed on Wednesday!”
Shola is the Toast of the Toon tonight, and the lad deserves to be, for scoring three good goals.
We need to see goals from Shola this season, if we are to do well, and today was a great home start, both for Shola and the team.
Now we need another 3 points against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night, as Chris points out, KO is 7:45 pm.