24 year-old Emmanuel Riviere looked the part for Newcastle United in their 4-0 win against Sydney FC yesterday, and in fact all our new boys on display played well.
Adam Armstrong after scoring Newcastle’s 4th goal
Siem de Jong scored his second goal in as many games for Newcastle and seemed to combine well with Riviere, who opened his account after 26 minutes.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was certainly happy to see Newcastle look dangerous up front again, after we had found it very difficult to score any goals in the second half of the season.
This is what the manager said today:
“We lacked offensive options in the final third of last season, particularly in the second half of the season so we have improved that. And I thought that was on show.”
“I think that is fair to say the goals came from mistakes. It’s a funny stage of the season for Sydney so they are not really up to speed.”
“Graham Arnold is a great manager and there were some good players on show. The scoreline flattered us slightly.”
It was just the result the fans wanted to see yesterday, after the tragedy that befell fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney last Thursday, that has united the north east in their bereavement.
And Jack Colback also looked good in midfield as he put in a workmanlike performance, and he will be challenging for a starting position next season, with performances like this one yesterday.
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