Newcastle manager seemed a happy man after his team had outplayed Aston Villa at St. James’ Park this afternoon, and there was no doubt that Newcastle were the dominant team in this game.
Chris Hughton – well satisfied with Newcastle display today
The Newcastle manager talked after the game this afternoon:
“I watched Aston Villa last weekend and thought they were emphatic in everything they did – and we expected a tough game.”
“But once we got the first goal it lifted any fears we might have had and after half-time we managed to keep it going.”
“There was an intensity to our play but you have got to have goalscoring opportunities.”
“We were able to go right through to the end and as it got more open, it suited us more.”
And one eye-opening performance this afternoon was that of 21 year-old Andy Carroll, and the Villa defenders just couldn’t contain the local lad, and Andy ended up with a hat-trick.
Hughton was delighted with Carroll’s contribution and added:
“He is still developing but what he has is great desire and aptitude to improve. He’s a bit of a throwback, a local lad and he took his goals very, very well.” /em>
It’s very true that Andy is still developing as a center-forward, and if he continues with the progress he’s shown, while Chris Hughton has been manager at Newcastle, he will be England’s number one striker very very soon.