Goal hero Steven Taylor was our Man of the Match yesterday.
Steven Taylor scores yesterday with great header
And Steven was keen to talk about the game yesterday at Stamford Bridge, where almost a Newcastle second eleven got a valuable point, which was fully deserved.
Newcastle came from behind twice as they again proved they are a side that just never gives up.
Steven was again the goal hero and he talked today to the local Newcastle press corps:
“They scored early on, but we said to ourselves ‘just get on with it, and keep passing it’. “We weren’t fazed by who they were – they were just names.” “Once we got the goal, we were in the game all the time.”
“For me, it was definitely a game that we deserved to take a point from.” “The lads deserved it for the performance all the way through, and the commitment of players like Ryan Taylor and Shane Ferguson, who came in and didn’t look out of place one bit.”
“Everyone put a good shift in and won their tackles.” “I thought we set our stall out. We didn’t go there to defend, like some teams.” “We stuck to our game plan, and the lads fully deserved it.”
“It was a great team performance. We kept at it, and dealt with what they threw at us. We dealt with the crosses. Colo and I had a lot to do in the second half, but we were fine with what they threw at us.”
“Shola put a shift in and made it hard for John Terry at the back, and Joey was fantastic with Ryan.”
And Steven was eager to look back on his second headed goal from a corner, in as many games.
The center-back scored what turned out to be the winner against Birmingham City in the previous game.
Steven talked about his goal:
“It was just a flicked header in the corner.” “When I saw it go in the back of the net, it was the best feeling ever.”
“It meant so much when the lads celebrated the goal – I’ll take that yellow card!”
“We fully deserved the draw – it was unbelievable.” “I was in the right place at the right time again, I guess.”
And the 25 year-old was booked for his his reactions after scoring the goal – and that’s just pitiful.
As Bill Shankly, the legend of Liverpool, used to always say:
“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”
Bill was so right – and how dare Steven celebrate like that – you would have thought he had just scored a 92nd minute equalizer against the reigning PL Champions, on their ground with a patched up side. 😀