Ryan Taylor is one of the best professionals at Newcastle United.
Ryan Taylor – great goal today
So it was great to see Ryan score the winner in today’s important derby game at Sunderland.
Taylor brilliantly curled a right footer into the top right hand corner, from a free kick out on the left wing, and beyond the gasp of goalkeeper Mignolet.
Ryan’s namesake Steven tried to head the ball home almost on the goal line, but Steven didn’t get a touch, and the free kick went straight in.
Ryan’s 7th goal for the Newcastle club came in the 62nd minute, and Newcastle held on fairly comfortably, to get the win.
Manager Alan Pardew was delighted with the contribution of his utility player, whose best position is probably out on the right wing, but he played left back today, as we await Newcastle to sign a new left back.
This is what Alan said about Ryan after the game:
“His right foot is a real weapon.” “Ryan has got that, he has proved that in his career.”
“We are trying to bring a left-back in and he is going to have to be a good one to take Ryan out of the team.”
“Well done to him again.” “Ryan had a lot of pressure on him and he dealt with it.”
“He then came up with the winner and it was the perfect day for him.”
Newcastle fans will be absolutely delighted with the win and 4 points from the first two games of the season, and Pardew was pleased too:
“To get your first away win against your biggest rivals is great for us in only the second game of the season.”
“We have worked hard on our defensive unit.” “In the first half their system of two strikers was just overpowering us a little bit.”
“But we stuck with it and did what we need to do.” “In the second half we started creating and causing them problems.”
“In all honesty we were worthy winners.”
For the second game in succession, Newcastle came back in the second half, after being outplayed in the first half, and got something out of the game, and kept another clean sheet too.
While the lads didn’t play at their best, it was still a good professional display today, and certainly pleasing for Newcastle fans.
And certainly Ryan Taylor was the hero today, and good for him.
Now to get some new players in next week.