Peter Løvenkrands has scored one hat-trick for Newcastle this year, against Plymouth Argyle in January’s FA Cup third-round replay.
On Saturday he almost had another.
Peter Lovenkrands – brace could have been a hat-trick
The Danish striker has to have a great chance of making the Denmark squad for the World Cup in South Africa this summer, if he keeps up the form and the goals he has shown this year.
He has 12 goals, and 10 of them have come this year, and all at home we may add, and he’s just one goal behind current goals leader Kevin Nolan on 13.
Peter talked about the almost hat-trick today:
“I came so close with the header – I thought it was going in because the goalkeeper (David Preece) was standing looking at it as well,”
“But it came back into his arms and he was lucky.”
Peter Løvenkrands had a poor start to the season an indeed he didn’t score in his first 10 appearances, but now we know he was concerned for the health of his father, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
But Peter, who last summer held out for better terms at Newcastle for a while, but didn’t get them, has been on fire this year, and has looked such a classy player.
And Peter may have had another goal on Saturday late in the game when Fabrice Pancrate, who had a good game out on the right wing, burst through but elected to shoot rather than feeding Peter, who was wide open in front of goal.
But Peter had said yesterday that he thought Fabrice wanted to score himself, with the team so much on top against the 10 men.
“We had the chance when me and Fabrice were through and I was screaming at him to square it,”
“But we were so many goals up by then that I think he wanted to get one and that’s fair enough.”
“Unfortunately it didn’t go in but I don’t blame him for shooting.”
We watched the interview with Peter on Newcastle United TV and the lad comes over so well, and he speaks so well of his team-mates.
It was almost like he knew Fabrice wanted a goal to further his claim for a new contract in the summer and Peter supported that.
The Dane has been a revelation this year, and he looks so good and so adept at scoring goals, with both feet and his head.
His second goal on Saturday was a wonderfully placed header.
Keep it up Peter!