Tim Krul had one or two shaky moments in the first half today, but seemed to get better as the game progressed, and the Dutch International was clear after the game that today’s win was a massive one for Newcastle United – and he’s right there.
Tim Krul – a massive win for Newcastle
The win means we have won three of our last five league games and garnered 9 points in the process, and we are now on a respectable 10 points form 7 games.
That’s eight points better off than Sunderland, who played well today at home to Manchester United, but two good second half goals from 18 year old Belgian Adnan Januzaj gave United a much-needed win, but another defeat keeps Sunderland in bottom place with only one point.
Newcastle looked an excellent team in the first half today, and really should have been more than 2-0 up at the half, with two more fine goals by that man Loic Remy, who we must sign up in January for just £8M – what a bargain that will be.
Tim talked after the game to BBC Sport:
“It was a massive win.” “All week we have had pressure on us but we came out fighting and got three massive points.”
“We’ve had to stick together because we’ve made some individual mistakes recently, but we’ve not been playing that badly.”
“They put us under pressure but we defended well and created a lot of chances.”
While Newcastle were not as good in the second half, and let Cardiff back into the game, the defense and the team were resolute enough to come away with all 3 points and a second away win of the season. – and that equalled our road wins over the whole of last season.
Tim is right – it was a massive win, and now we need to build on it – and keep being both consistent and resolute in every single game.
We looked a great team in that first half today.
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