Local lad Steven Taylor was impressed with the Chelsea side yesterday, and Newcastle were unable to make a game out of it, after Eden Hazard scored two wonderful goals in the first 34 minutes, and basically the game was over, and then in the second half substitute Yanga-Mbiwa committed a ridiculous foul on Eto’o while a corner was being cleared by our defense, and Eden Hazed easily scored from the spot for his hat-trick – and was the outstanding player on the field yesterday.
Steven Taylor – Chelsea oozed class
This is what the 28 year-old center-back, who made his debut for Newcastle back in 2004, when the great Bobby Robson was managing the club, had to say after the game:
“It was obviously difficult for us. We started off pretty well, the lads dug in at times when it was difficult but when you give them opportunities like we did, with the quality that they have it’s always going to be difficult.”
“I think all their players have star quality even the players on their bench. They are always going to be difficult to play against.”
“For us today I thought we dealt with pretty much everything in the first half except for the two goals that we gave away, but we created some really good chances before their second goal, and we could have gone level with Moussa’s chance.
“For us we had three great chances there and on another day they could have gone in.” “We’ve just got to keep building. “Wednesday is a massive night at St James’ Park and for us hopefully we can get three points if we take the game to Tottenham and attack.”
Things are at a low ebb right now at Newcastle, after we have lost five of the last seven league games, and we need to take something out of the home game against Tottenham on Wednesday night.
But we will need to score some goals to do that, and in our last three home games in the league, we’ve lost them all and failed to score.
We need to change that on Wednesday night, but the lads may have to do that in front of only an average crowd, with a number of Newcastle fans disillusioned at the moment, mainly due to the untimely departure of Yohan Cabaye and the three thrashings at the hands of local enemy Sunderland.
And finally, Wes Brown managed to get himself sent off after only 4 minutes in yesterday’s home game against Hull City, for the third time this season, and Hull won 2-0.
Pity he couldn’t have got himself sent off last Saturday.
And with Swansea, Crystal Palace and West Ham all winning, Sunderland remain 4th bottom of the league and only one point from the relegation zone.
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