Peter Lovenkrands A Bargain Buy For Magpies


Peter Lovenkrands scored the first two goals for Newcastle and has today talked about the controversial penalty decision and the sending off of Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele.

Peter Lovenkrands – a brace on Saturday

Peter talked to the Newcastle official site today:

“It was a hard one and I’ve said to the goalie that he never touched me that way – intending to bring him down,”

“But it was the way that I tried to get around him and finish it off; I was going at high speed and, because I tried to avoid him, it broke my stride and I kind of fell over.”

“I didn’t dive and I feel it was penalty because he did interfere with my run.” “The sending off was maybe harsh but those are the laws of the game.”

It was certainly a difficult penalty decision becasue you could argue that goalkeeper Steele was just going for the ball.

But the sending off after a penalty award has to be changed somehow, and apparently FIFA will look at that this summer.   When you’re the last man and give away a foul for a penalty, it’s then a double whammy to be subsequently sent off.

FIFA may change this law in the summer.

Seele was sent off after 42 minutes and the goal from the penalty by Peter – who again put it home with great aplomb, was two minutes later, due to the protestations of the Barnsley goalkeeper.

Lovenkrands admits the delay did add to the tension, but you wouldn’t have thought it with his confident penalty kick.

Peter added:

“I felt a bit under pressure because he was trying to come over and talk to me but I just wanted to avoid him,”

“It was hard having to wait for him to go off and the new goalie to come on and I felt a bit under pressure. Thankfully I managed to put it away.”

“I changed corners from my last penalty as well. The goalkeeper would have seen what I did a couple of weeks ago so I decided to change it and it worked.”

Peter Lovenkrands looks a very good player this year and he’a been a bargain buy for Newcastle and now has 12 goals, all at home and all this year.

The Danish striker now is just one goal behind leader Kevin Nolan, who also scored yesterday.

Manager Chris Hughton talked about his great Dane:

“Peter is on a tremendous run in front of goal at the moment,””With strikers, it’s about confidence and they will get confidence by playing regularly and by scoring goals.”

“We are not surprised with the qualities he has got because we know, off the front, he is different to what we have got.”

“He’s got that type of pace, he’s a left-sider as well and he is capable of getting into the box and scoring headed goals.”

“When I brought him in during the summer, I brought him in as a player who could play in arguably three positions: on the left, on the right or up front.”

“He always felt his best position was up front or off the front, and he is doing very well there at the moment.”

Now how much did we pay for him again?   Oh yes we remember – nothing.

As we said before he’s been a terrific buy! 😀

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • MACKEM-MAN

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Peter is the type of man that is needed to partner Jonesy and Bent up top for Sunderland as I highly rate him. He can bring many different dimensions to Sunderlands attack but Newcastle aren’t allowing him to show his full potential. Newcastle are keeping him held back at the minute and not allowing him to have any real impact on the game.

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    @ Mackem-Man……

    What the hell are you going on about????

    He has scored 12 goals from 8 starts recently!!!

    How much more of an impact could he have than that????

    How exactly is he being held back during these starts????

    Typical mackem….cluelesss

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  • xfer

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Real bargain.

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  • Davies

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #4

    The sort of signing we should be looking at in the coming transfer window.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Is a very intelligent player and takes chances that come him way….for a smallish player he gets his fair share of headers as well.

    We are yet to see his impressive free kick as well.

    Also i like Hughton trying to take credit for signing him….credit should really go to Kinnear and im really suprised noone else snapped him up as we took ages in the summer.

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  • Geordie Matriarch

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Wonderful reply, Kevin Nichol. You are so right. How much more of an impact does Mackem-Man want? I am still giggling about it.

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