Wayne Talks About His Terrific First Goal On Tyneside

Wayne Routledge scored a fantastic maiden goal for Newcastle United  last night when he equalized for Newcastle, just 2 minutes after Coventry’s Clinton Morrison had opened the scoring.

Wayne Routledge – terrific first strike for Newcastle

And today Wayne, who had another good game last night, talked about his great goal this morning:

“When the ball was only half cleared I saw the defender coming towards me so I decided to get my strike off as quickly as possible,”

“Luckily I’ve connected well and it went in the back of the net – it was an amazing feeling.”

“It’s always good to get a quick reply and thankfully we were able to do that.” “At half-time we said that we just need to keep on creating chances.”

“We did that and our quality shone through and, in the end, it was a convincing win.”

And Wayne may have had a second great goal after 70 minutes, when he ran full pelt down the middle of the park, and got into the penalty area, before he was brought down by Leon Barnett.

Peter Lovenkrands scored nicely from the penalty spot for his 9th goal of the season, and Leon Barnett got a second yellow card for the foul, and was sent for an early bath.

Wayne continued:

“It opened up quite well for me and I thought I was going to get a second,”

“Obviously, though, I got pulled down and that allowed Pete to put away the penalty.”

“That goal sealed the win really and we’re delighted to be back top.”

Wayne has done very well since his arrival on Tyneside, and he shows that he can not only create goals but can score them as well.

And Routledge is exactly the type of player Newcastle fans just love to see, an attacking right winger, made in the old fashioned way.

Len White’s name  comes to mind when he played on the right wing – what a player Len was for Newcastle.

We have high hopes for Wayne’s future on Tyneside, and already the faithful Newcastle fans are taking to the 25 year-old.

Keep it up Wayne!

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Feb 18, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Wayne Routledge is now being compared to Len Wright, and i heard last night Jonas compared to Alan Foggin!

  • Toon Sweden77

    Feb 18, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #2

    For me, as a younger fan (32) Ruel Fox, Keith Gillespie and Nobby comes to my mind.. 🙂

  • lesh

    Feb 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #3


    Don’t you think he’d be happier if he was compared to Len White?

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Feb 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Thought the 2 lads on the wing last night were brilliant. Once or twice got caught but apart from the goal the defence was solid. I thought Colo read the game extremely well and snuffed out vertiually all the attacks that came his way.

  • Roy Cropper

    Feb 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #5

    scores a goal and he’s compared to len white !!! – more like dr white.

    the world’s gone potty.

  • lesh

    Feb 18, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Ever the positive eh Roy!

  • Roy Cropper

    Feb 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    lesh – go and check the history books & tell me if he deserves to be mentioned the the same breath as mr white.

  • Roy Cropper

    Feb 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    the the should be in the.


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