In the game yesterday at White Hart Lane, it seemed to be Tim Krul vs Tottenham in the second half, and Tim Krul won, after he made a string of world-class saves to keep the clean sheet for Newcastle, and it was another 3 points to take us up to 17 points from eleven games, and maintain our 9th position, but gain 3 points on a a number of sides above us.
Tim Krul - saved this one with his left foot
In fact when Tim saved a free kick from Sigurdsson that was almost diverted past him, he still got a hand onto the ball to stop it from going in, and just exactly how Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa beat three Tottenham players to hook the ball away before it crossed over the line, we are still working that one out – but Tottenham manager Villas-Boas had his head in his hands after that one.
This is what Loic Remy, who scored the winner after 13 minutes, had to say on the Newcastle web-site after the game about the brilliant Newcastle goalkeeper:
“Tim was brilliant,” “In my opinion he was the man of the match and there is no competition.” “He was simply amazing and we needed that.”
“Everyone put in great performances but Tim was on a different level.” “I have played with a lot of very good goalkeepers in my career but today Tim’s performance was the best I’ve seen.”
“He preserved the score for us and helped us win.” “I saw Gouffran with the ball and ran in behind the two defenders,”
“I touched the ball because I knew the goalkeeper wanted to make a quick decision. So I touched it past him and was very happy when I put it in.”
“I am very pleased but I am a striker and it is my job to score goals. That is what I do for the team – I always want to do my best for my teammates.”
“It is only seven goals at the moment though. I want more and I hope I score a lot more between now and the end of the season.”
Remy’s goal was his seventh in seven league games, and it’s just a pity this lad has not signed permanently for Newcastle yet.
Loic Remy in action yesterday
Newcastle gave another very good account of themselves yesterday afternoon, and again the back four and especially Mike Williamson and Yanga-Mbiwa in central defense were superb.
And Tim’s performance in goal was easily the best seen in the Premier League this season.