Chris Hughton thinks that 20 year-old Geordie striker Andy Carroll was simply unplayable during periods of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle at St. James’ Park.
Andy Carroll – thumps home Newcastle’s 3rd goal in great stryle
That’s just like another big Geordie striker earlier this season.
The Gateshead born 20-year-old fired home a terrific volley from the left hand side of the area, at the Gallowgate End, with just six minutes left on the clock.
And a brilliant piece of skill by Andy, could well have added a fourth just moments later, as the 6ft 4ins powerfully built lad kneed the ball with his back to the goal, and then on the turn smashed a shot against the crossbar .
I remember I tried that mpve when I was 20, and landed up in a heap on the ground. 😀
Andy also played a role in Kevin Nolan’s 61st-minute second goal for Newcastle, after the team had looked a little rattled after half-time.
And the England Under-21 man collected the sponsors’ man-of-the-match award and was given some extra praise today from the Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.
“I thought was tremendous in the second-half,”
“He took his goal extremely well. He could have maybe looked to pass but there was only one thing on his mind and it was a terrific finish.”
“He’s been a real big plus for us. We brought him back at Blackpool when he hadn’t done a lot of training but he said afterwards that he got stronger as the game went on.”
“And that was certainly the case again against Plymouth – when he’s in that sort of mood he can be unplayable.”
“He’s a big player for us and, if he stays fit, he will score goals and be a handful for any defence.”
It’s was an encouraging display from Andy, as one thing Newcastle must improve on, as the season progresses, is score more goals than we’ve been doing in the first 8 league games of the season.
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