Danny Guthrie Making His Mark At Newcastle

One of the pleasing features this year at Newcastle is not only that we have done so well, but that Danny Guthrie seems to be emerging as a very good player in the center of midfield.

Danny Guthrie – two goals on Saturday

When you look at the stats for Danny, when he’s played in the center of midfield for Newcastle this year, then Newcastle have won big time.

Danny started central midfield against Cardiff City (5-1) Coventry City (4-1) and again on Saturday against Barnsley 6-1, and we have to believe his attacking style and fine play in those games contributed to Newcastle’s big wins.

The lad is still learning his trade and he has said before that he needs to score more goals to get close to top midfield players like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, and it shows his ambition that he’s even thinking that way.

Well, Danny had another terrific performance on Saturday afternoon and helped himself to two goals to bring his total for the season up to five.

And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton admits he was pleased to see Danny Guthrie get his brace to finish off what he termed a terrific display from the 22 year-old on Saturday:

Hughton told Newcastle United TV:

“I was pleased for Danny to get those two goals because they capped a terrific display.”

“His first was a very good strike and we want to see that more from him.” “He is a smashing player who has got a very good finish on him.”

“We know he’s capable of those sort of goals and we hope to see a couple more.” “But, even with the goals apart, he did very well and had a very good game.”

Guthrie’s first goal was a great 20-yard strike, and his second was from a 30-yard free-kick, delivered from the left wing, that curled into the net whizzing through a number of players.

You can see the highlights of each goal here if you haven’t seen them yet.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Young_Mag

    Mar 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Wasn’t a fan of his when he played on the right hand side but now that he is in the centre he is showing what he can do.

    Not sure if he will be good enough next season (if we go up) competing with the other centre midfielders at the toon and all the over premier league clubs!

  • G

    Mar 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Agree with Young_Mag above, also it might be a bit ambitious putting him in the same bracket as Lampard / Gerrard. Danny has certainly come a long way this season, and as I said on another thread, on current form he would be the first name on my team sheet.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Hey diddle, diddle
    Guthrie’s in the middle
    And Geordie’s are over the moon!

  • Macas35

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    He was very poor first half, improved a bit after the break when playing against 10 men. Good 1st goal but overall performance was nothing to shout about.

  • xfer

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Worse if you play him on the wing Macas35. I like what i’ve seen of him so far. He is one of our better players in the current squad. We aint no Man United, dont expect BIG players and BIG performances week in week out.

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    He always seems to want the ball even when things aren’t going his way and does not get lost in games. Sometimes when watching our midfield without guthrie in the middle, Smith espeically, i think the there needs to be more of a players coming and getting the ball and looking to do something with it, which guthrie does.

    His best game was his first game for us against Man Utd when he’s ball retention was top class, but has never really lived up to the standards set in that game.

    However he is young and has a great set piece on him, which eliminates the need to play R.Taylor who is hopeless at everyhting but set peices so thats a plus.


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