Newcastle played extremely well tonight at St. Mirren, and while it was only a 2-0 win Newcastle carved out a number of good opportunities and we looked a very good side and it could have been a lot worse for St. Mirren, with top stars like Coloccini, Cisse and Ben Arfa back in the starting side.
Coloccini congratulates Cisse on first goal
And while we started a strong team tonight, the Magpies were still without top players like Yohan Cabaye, Tim Krul, Steven Taylor and Moussa Sissoko, and Newcastle dominated this game and came out as very worthy 2-0 winners.
The goals came in the first half from Papiss Cisse (who else?) and right-back Mathieu Debuchy, and that was Newcastle’s second successive win and clean sheet combined.
This is what Alan Pardew said to the Evening Chronicle after the game:
“I was pleased. Especially with the movement.” “They put us under a lot of pressure and we had to play very, very well to play under that pressure.” “We scored two fabulous goals. “
“Without being derogatory to St Mirren it could have been three or four by half-time.” “We were terrific. At the start of the second half we were too.”
“We had some great performances tonight.”
An excellent performance tonight and some good performances from fringe players like Dan Gosling, Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi.
It’s not too surprising Alan Pardew was so upbeat after this game.
Now if we can only we can sign a couple of top strikers.
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