Emmanuel Riviere had a good game for Newcastle last night at Selhurst Park, and he scored his first two goals for Newcastle this season and certainly looked the part on his performance in the 3-2 win against Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup 3rd round tie.
Manu Riviere scores from the penalty spot – his second goal in 12 minutes
Newcastle got through the tie last night, but it wasn’t easy and Palace had equalized in the second minute of stoppage time.
To add to that Mehdi Abeid was then sent off for picking up his second yellow card after 10 minutes of extra time.
But it was local lad Paul Dummett who headed in from a right wing cross cross from another local lad – Adam Armstrong – a goal made in Newcastle.
Manager Alan Pardew had this to say to Sky Sports after the game last night:
“Anyone who has seen us play this year will know the top of the pitch has been an issue for us.” “We’ve just not had that cutting edge.¨
“So perhaps the two goals on Saturday and two tonight is a big lift for the club.” “I’m so pleased for Manu, he’s worked tirelessly this season, and he deserves those goals.¨
“That will give him a real lift.”
“Paul Dummett’s a local lad and he’s having to prove to the Newcastle public that he’s good enough, it’s hard for players to come through the academy these days,”
“Sadio (Massadio Haidara) gets a bit more glamour than Paul, but Paul does what it says on the tin.¨ “He’s a tough tackler, good in the air, getting better going forward.¨
“How he’s ended up in the middle of the goal at that time, I don’t know.”
Newcastle now face a fourth-round trip to Manchester City, who beat us 2-0 in extra time in this competition last season – and City took Sheffield Wednesday apart 7-0 last night.
It was great to see Riviere get his first two goals ever for the club tonight, and when he was replaced after 80 minutes the Geordie fans in London gave him a fantastic ovation – it was well deserved.
We also hope the Newcastle fans managed to get home last night after the late finish to the game – but they’ll be happy enough. 😀
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