After the poor display at Swansea City last Saturday, two home wins is what the Newcastle fans wanted and it’s what they got with 7 goals being scored and only one being conceded.
Peter Lovenkrands – goal after just 3 minutes
Manager Chris Hughton must have been pleased with the two home performances in the last 5 days, as he reflected:
“We had to work for the win and in the end it was fairly comfortable.””But, certainly in the first half, we had to be strong and Preston put us under a little bit of pressure.”
“The first goal is always nice when you get it early and we played some decent stuff before they came back into it before half-time.”
“After half-time, though, I thought we were strong and the second goal came at a very good time.”
“We have that ability to power our way to victory and, while this wasn’t as pretty as maybe the Cardiff and Coventry wins, it was nonetheless very satisfying and the most important thing is three points.”
Chris is so right, the most important thing now is to get those 3 points, with Newcastle having just 14 games to go, which are split evenly between home and away.
Next up is an away game at Watford next Saturday, and we are still waiting to hear how bad the injuries are to two of our current key players Routledge and Lovenkrands.
Let’s hope they are not too bad.