Seemingly good news for Newcastle, when Alan Pardew was interviewed after last night’s fantastic 2-0 win at Chelsea – the first win by Newcastle at Stamford Bridge since 1986.
Cheick Tiote – should be fit for Sunday
Alan was asked if Cheick Tote, who had a terrific game for the Magpies in midfield, and was like a man possessed, would be fit for the important Manchester City game on Sunday, in what will be Newcastle’s final home game of the season, and another sell-out.
Alan said that Cheick had a nasty cut on his head, but that they would put something on it, and send the Ivorian out to face table-topping Manchester City.
The game last night was held up almost eight minutes in the second half, as Cheick was being attended to, but he finally left the game on a stretcher, and Ryan Taylor was sent on to do the central midfield job for Newcastle.
The way it looked on TV, it seemed that Cheick had no chance of playing on Sunday – but that seems not to be the case.
We should get some confirmation later today, but that was surprisingly good news from a very upbeat Alan Pardew, immediately following the game.
And one of the things that was obvious last night, is that if Newcastle can just keep their current squad together over the summer, we should be in great shape for next season.
And if we can augment the squad with say four or five top additional players, that’s all to the good.
The team spirit and camaraderie was just great to see last night in London.