Newcastle showed they may not be the very best side in the Premier League but for guts, courage and determination they are top of the league.
Demba Ba scores Newcastle’s first goal
Newcastle went behind twice against a very good Tottenham side, but both times Newcastle came roaring back with great goals from Ba and Shola Ameobi.
Newcastle went behind just before half time when Steven Taylor brought down Adebayor in the penalty box, and Ven der Vaart rifled the penalty home.
But just minutes into he second half Be slid the ball home in great style after good play from Gutierrez.
And then on 68 minutes Defoe had a half chance when Ryan Taylor got on the wrong side of the Spurs striker, and Defoe put the ball into the net past a helpless Krul, in great style.
And maybe Shola Ameobi’s 86th minute equalizer was even better, when Ameobi put the ball whizzing into the net from the left wing position, which was simply a brilliant goal from the returning Shola.
Shola has his critics with the Newcastle fans, but his goal today was just absolutely fabulous – well done Shola.
Steven Taylor talked after a thrilling game to Sky Sports:
“I think it was a penalty, I made contact and I’m disappointed with that,” “But credit to the lands, we came back and it was fully deserved.”
“There’s determination and a winning mentality in the squad and today that showed.” “We knew if we got a goal it was going to be electric here and the fans got behind us and rode us on,”
“From going a goal behind we came back and were unlucky to just get a point.” “There’s loads of confidence,” “We’re playing well so bring on the next game against Wigan. We’re looking forward to it.”
Cheick Tiote was named man of the match, and he worked his socks off for the Newcastle side this afternoon, and continually got the ball for the home side, and Cheick is playing as well as ever, and may even be improving.
“It was a really good game, played well and we deserved the point,” “It was a big test because everybody knows Tottenham is a good team and today we saw that.”
And Alan Pardew played his part today as he was continually shouting encouragement to the lads, and when Newcastle went 2-1 down he was waving his players forward towards the opposing goal.
Newcastle stay fourth in the league table with 16 points from their eight games, and two points above Liverpool, and their next game is against struggling Wigan Athletic at St. James’ Park next Saturday afternoon.
Wihan are second bottom of the league and no doubt Newcastle will be big favorites next Saturday, but these are games just as important as the Spurs game today, and Newcastle must again be at their best.
If Newcastle only beat the bottom half teams this season they will end up in a high league position, and we cannot be over confident against Wigan.