Andy Carroll scored the all important late equalizing goal at Bristol City on Saturday, and not for the first time this season either, and to say Andy was delighted with the goal is a huge understatement.
Andy Carroll – scored crucial equalizing goal
Even though Newcastle had the late game on Saturday, and both WBA and Nottingham Forest had already secured home wins, it looks like Andy Carroll doesn’t bother looking at the scores, as he explained today:
“I didn’t know the other scores,” “To be honest I don’t really look at other scores but probably some of the other lads do.”
“Everyone’s got promotion in the back of their minds but you just take every game as it comes really. Three points is all that is on our minds.”
After Newcastle had a sloppy first half, in which they gave away twqo goals, and were hardly at their best, the lads mounted a second half comeback but still had to wait 25 minutes into the second half before the great Jonas Gutierrez scored the all important first goal, and it was another great individual effort from the Argentine Geordie.
But it seems that Newcastle were surprised by Bristol’s first half showing as Andy continued:
“We were disappointed in the first half,” “At 2-0 down at half-time we had to show everybody what we were made of and that’s what we did.”
“We pulled back for the draw and I thought it was well deserved in the second half.” “They played really well in the first half, put the pressure on us, and we didn’t expect it to be honest.”
“But I think we did well to come back and get the point I thought we deserved.” “We’ve got to believe that if we go down 2-0 we can come back.”
“We’ve done it a few times in different games and showed at Bristol what we’ve got in the team.”
“We weren’t going for the one point, we were always going for the three and that’s all we were looking at for the whole game.”
Andy of course got the vital second goal, and he celebrated with the Newcastle fans.
What we saw on Saturday is what it’s like when a Geordie scores while playing for Newcastle United. Andy went completely crazy – as did the faithful traveling Newcastle fans. 😀