Argentine Fabricio Coloccini was like a rock once again, alongside the also impressive Mike Williamson yesterday afternoon at Vicarage Road.
Collocini – attacked by Best after scoring after just 4 minutes
And Fabricio also scored after just 4 minutes, and that goal, his second ever for the Tyneside club, he also scored at Cardiff on 13th September, made Fabricio a happy man after the final whistle.
Newcastle registered their 3rd successive win and first away win in eight attempts yesterday – an excellent win.
The Argentine International headed home after the impressive Andy Carroll had headed across the goal following a Danny Guthrie free kick.
And the center-back, who has this season become a firm favorite on Tyneside with some sterling performances at the back for Newcastle, dedicated the goal to the faithful Newcastle fans.
Fabricio paid tribute to the many traveling Newcastle fans at Vicarage Road.
“The fans have travelled a long, long way so that goal is for them,” “I am very happy to get a goal but the win is the most important thing.”
“It was a hard game because of the pitch but we battled well and the early goal helped.”
“Andy Carroll did well to head back across goal and I was able to head it in. It was a great feeling (see photo above – it certainly looks that way) to turn around and see the fans celebrating.”
“It was similar to my last goal at Cardiff and that, too, helped to get a win.” “I hope to score many more because we all have to chip in and I’m very happy to get two goals this season.”
We had thought that owner Mike Ashley may try to unload Coloccini in the summer to save on the Argentine’s £70K/week wages.
But it will be very difficult to do that now, with Fabricio showing such great determination and dedication to the Newcastle United club this season.
And he will want to prove he’s good enough to be a star performer in the Premiers League too – hopefully when Newcastle are back there next season.
Not many would bet against Fabricio now.