Fabricio Coloccini had a very good game yesterday afternoon at the Reebok Stadium.
Fabricio Coloccini – we were very good defensively
And the Newcastle captain, for the first time this season was paired with Mike Williamson in central defense, after they had been the first choice central defenders all last season.
And Alan Pardew said after the game that Williamson was his Man of the Match, because he was so solid in his first game back, after finally recovering from the ankle injury he picked up last August at Scunthorpe United.
And it was evident the two lads at the back had played together many times, and that stood them in good stead, as they were rock solid for Newcastle yesterday.
The Argentine International was delighted with the win and had this to say on the Newcastle site today:
“It was very important because we have had a few games went we haven’t played well and haven’t picked up the right results,”
“It was a good result. We maybe weren’t able to play the way we wanted to, but the result was the most important thing. We have plenty of time to improve in our play but for now this is good going into some very tough games.”
“Keeping a clean sheet again has been good. We knew we made mistakes against West Brom and had to do better, but against Bolton we were worth the win.”
“The team were very good defensively and that is why we took the three points.”
Now Newcastle face a couple of very tough games at Liverpool on Friday night, and then Manchester United at home next Wednesday evening.
While Liverpool are still unbeaten at home this season, they have won only three of their nine home games and drawn the other six.
So there has to be a good chance that Newcastle can take something out of Friday’s game.
And of course they will now be full of confidence, given that we have our defense back again – and that should help. 😀
Howay The Lads!!