Andy Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands are now joint top of the Newcastle scoring charts on 14, just one goal more than previous leader, Kevin Nolan.
Andy Carroll – a brace last night
But Kevin scored a goal in the first half last night, which looked a good goal but it was disallowed, presumably for offside, but he wasn’t.
Andy’s two goals put him on 14 goals so far this season, and there’s no doubt that Carroll has made enormous strides this season, and looks more and more the part, leading the Newcastle attack.
After the game Andy talked to Newcastle United TV:
“I haven’t been top yet this season so that’s a good feeling because as a striker you’re all about goals,”
“That might sound selfish but if strikers are scoring then the chances are the team is winning so I’m happy with that.”
Carroll’s first goal was a bullet header from Danny Guthrie’s right wing corner after 10 minutes, and his second was a beautiful goal set up by a terrific through ball from the impressive Danny Guthrie, who himself is starting to look the part in Newcastle’s central midfield.
“For the first goal I lost my man and it was a great ball from Danny,” “I was left with a free header and I put it back across goal into the bottom corner.”
“Danny delivers those sorts of balls in training for me all of the time so it’s pleasing when that comes off in a game.”
“It was the same for the second with Danny’s through ball. I pulled off the man and he picked me out perfectly.”
“I just saw the keeper rushing out and I knew I couldn’t hit it straight at him. The only option was over him and thankfully the chip went in.”
“I was delighted to get two but it could have been more.” “We tore them open during the first half and it was a little disappointing we didn’t get more goals.”
“But we got the three points and that’s the most important thing and I thought we did well.”
But our players cannot get carried away with things – that’s only allowed for people like me who write about the lads. 😀
They’re doing just great, but must keep it up for the rest of the season, and we’re sure they will.