Coach Chris Hughton has poi9nted to the influence of match-winner Kevin Nolan after he helped Newcastle United to a 4-3 victory over Huddersfield Town last night at St. James’ Park.
Kevin Nolan – mature display last night
Nolan, who wore the captain’s armband during the second half, after Nicky Butt had been taken off at half-time, scored the winning goal on 84 minutes, tapping in Shola’s header almost on the goal line.
And it was a very professional performance in Newcastle’s midfield, and Kevin led by example, in a team containing three teenagers making their first ever starts for the team.
And after the game, Hughton talked about Kevin and his performance:
“Kevin is somebody who has an eye for goal and knows that he has to get himself into those positions on a more regular basis,”
“But the role he’s playing at the moment has allowed him to do that and we hope the goals continue.”
“It was a fantastic relief to see him pop up and turn in Shola’s knockdown for the winner.”
“But, apart from the goal, I thought as a senior player the role he played was excellent and he was key in getting the win.”
It seems official that Gary Megson has indeed enquired about taking Kevin back to Bolton for a season long loan, but from what we’ve seen this morning, some Bolton fan web-sites are not too keen on that.
That’s fine with us too. 😀