It was a happy looking Alan Pardew after the game last night when he talked on nufcTV, although he looked like he hadn’t had too much sleep recently, but it was a quality performance by Newcastle last night, and we beat a team unbeaten in 17 games and the lads looked good last night, very good.
Papiss Cisse rifles in Newcastle third goal last night
Alan called it the perfect performance and it was exactly what he was looking for after a poor performance on Sunday at Reading, in a game we should really have taken 3 points from, but the defense collapsed after Steven Taylor had to leave with an injury, and in the end we were fortunate to get the point.
This is what Alan said to Rob Scanlon after the game last night:
“We set standards last year that we haven’t reached this season – until tonight.” “Suddenly we looked like the team of last year, with some of our best players back to form.”
“We were good tonight, led by Shola – the captain – who was brilliant again.” “There were great performances from the squad. Bigi came on after Cheick went off and looked like Cheick, Obertan was brilliant, Ferguson was brilliant and it was a delightful performance.”
“We got goals at the right time, we were at it and made it difficult for them.” “We put a performance in that was right out of the top drawer against a team who were unbeaten in 17 games.” “The performance level was exactly what we needed.”
“Verve, energy, passion, fast play and then we controlled the game when we took the lead. That was the perfect performance.”
And Alan said the game against Manchester United at home on Sunday has now been set-up, and if we play close to this form, and there’s no reason why we cannot, we could hand Manchester United another defeat at St. James’ Park.
That’s what we’ll be hoping for and then the Newcastle fans will have a good couple of weeks over the International break, thinking of things we can possibly achieve this season.
It was the performance that was needed last night – and our boys were just terrific.
Congratulations to them all.
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