Peter Lovenkrands got his 4th goal of the season, and we hope he’ll get a lot more in the final 11 games of this very eventful season for Newcastle United.
Great first goal for Newcastle from Peter Lovenkrands
Peter scored after just two minutes last night with a beautifully executed shot on the half volley, from an excellent cross from Argentine Jonas Gutierrez.
Peter was obviously delighted with the goals and his overall display:
“For me personally it was great, and I needed that goal as well because it’s been a while,” “I’ve been feeling good the last couple of games.”
“I hit the crossbar against Blackburn and felt I was almost there. Thankfully today I was there.” “I was delighted to get one, but it was good for the team as well to get an early goal because it gave us confidence, got us settled in the game and got us going.”
“It was a superb win. and three points we needed. We came here and thought we could do it, especially after the good performance at Blackburn where we should have had the win but had to settle for a draw.”
“But four points from the last two away games is great for us to build on and take us further up the table. Hopefully we can now go into some home games and get some more points.”
It was great to get a win again, the first one for 7 games, and of course the sooner we can get to say 42 points, the sooner Newcastle can start to negotiate a new contract for star left-back Jose Enrique, and also look forward to what promises to be a busy transfer window for players.
We hope that’s for players coming in, although we think one or two fringe players will be allowed to leave.
If Newcastle can just keep the squad they have right now, and bring in say 4 or 5 good players this summer, then the squad will be so much better next season, and we can honestly push for, say, a top six finish.
And we’ve been surprised at how well new manager Alan Pardew has done so far, since we were hardly big fans when he foirst arrived.
But Alan obviously knows what he’s doing, and he;s good front for the club, and he also knows he’s in the biggest job he will ever have in football – and will want to keep it.
Alan wants to move into his own house on Tyneside, so we have to think he will be very keen to improve the squad this summer, and we just have to hope he gets full backing from owner Mike Ashley.
If we can get players like Stephen Ireland, Connor Whickham, Gervinho, Sebastian Larsson, Milan Badelj and Johan Elmander through the door in the summer, and keep all all our top players, then the squad will be vastly improved.