It’s not surprising that the local press today is full of news about Paul Dummett, who came on after Yanga-Mbiwa had been sent off after 41 minutes, and Moussa Sissoko was the unlucky player that Paul replaced.
Paul Dummett after scoring on Saturday
And the 22 year-old showed he’s a very decent center-back and looked solid enough when our backs were against the wall in that second half, and especially in those last 20 minutes, after Daniel Sturridge had equalized for Liverpool, and the visitors squandered at least three decent chances to win the game.
Dummett has talked about the goal and the game today:
“I have to give credit to Mike Williamson.” “He was the one who sent me round the back, and he should claim an assist for that goal! It was a good finish though, and I’m happy.”
“When I scored I didn’t know where to run. All of the fans came running down the Gallowgate End – it was crazy. It’s something I’ve never experienced before and might never again.”
“You have to cherish these moments. I’d scored two for St Mirren, but nothing is like scoring in front of 50,000 Geordie fans.” “That’s something I’ve dreamt of all my career.”
“I actually dreamt about scoring the night before, so this really is a dream come true. Maybe I should dream about it more often!” “Hopefully, I’ll score more that way. To score, and get one at the Gallowgate End, just makes it even better.”
“I was desperate to get on and play a part, but nervous at the same time.” “To play against Daniel Sturridge and Suarez at centre back, which isn’t my normal position, was nerve racking for me.”
It’s always good to see a local lad come through the ranks, and it’s been too long since that has happened, and of course we also have Sammy Ameobi in the wings, and the 21 year-old came on late in the second half.
Dreams can come true at Newcastle.
Next up is Sunderland, but we have a feeling that game us going to be a very tough one, and will test the professionalism of this Newcastle side.
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