Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was delighted with another good performance from Andy Carroll and an opportunist goal from the Gateshead striker.
Andy Carroll – his 9th goal today
But it was almost a gift for Andy as Alex played a terrible back pass to Cech that he wasn’t expecting and Andy was onto it and had the ball in the back of the net after 6 minutes to put Newcastle ahead.
Kalou got the leveler for Chelsea just before half time and Newcastle then put up with some Chelsea pressure in the final 20 minutes to get a well deserved point.
After the game Newcastle manager must have been pleased with the good all round performance of his Newcastle side, and he specially talked about his rising star – Andy Carroll:
“Andy doesn’t play with fear. He’s not fearful of any opposition or any individual – that’s how he is at the moment.”
“When you are in a confident mood and you are scoring goals, that’s how it should be.”
“You should look forward to every game. You should think every game is an opportunity to play well and score.”
Andy had another good game today, but he’s now getting into the habit of a certain Alan Shearer, by continuing to knock in those goals.
And the 6’3″ striker got his 9th Premier League goal today – and Andy Carroll’s star is rising rapidly at the moment – in fact it’s rising like a meteorite. 😀