It was over two years since Newcastle last netted from a corner, but the lads did that after only two minutes yesterday, as a perfectly flighted corner from Yohan Cabaye, somehow sneaked through the Norwich defense, and that man Loic Remy was at the far post to head the ball high into the net, and score his 8th goal for Newcastle this season.
Loic Remy shields the ball from Michael Turner yesterday
Demba Ba last scored from a corner set play at Wolves on 1st October, back in 2011, and Loic had no idea of that statistic – although we have to assume that when the lads have been practicing their set plays, that stat must have been mentioned?
Loic talked on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game, and when told by Anthony Marshall that was the first goal from a corner for two years he had this to say:
“I’m surprised to learn that,” “We should be able to score many goals from corners as we have some big lads in the team and good players.”
“I’m happy to have done it and to have scored for the team. It means we have won the game and hopefully we will be able to score more from corners now.”
“It was a really important win,” “We had to keep up the momentum that we have picked up recently.” “Scoring early was what we needed to do.”
“The manager told us to get off to a good start, we went out there, scored the goals and should have added more to it.” “A few of us were a little bit tired, coming back from international duty.”
“Especially myself – so it was tough in the second half, but we managed to keep our noses in front.”
Remy and the other three French players in the French squad that qualified For the World Cup in Europe were not tired just because of playing – although Yohan Cabaye was the Man of the Match against Ukraine, and could have been physically tired.
But it was the emotional drain on the players, after going through that massive high of coming back from a 2-0 deficit in the first leg and doing what they had to do to qualify, when it seemed the whole of France was watching.
But the lads will all be rested – both physically and emotionally for next Saturday;s home game against West Brom.
May be the lads can put in a top performance in that game and win the 4th league game in a row?
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