The last couple of game for Newcastle have seen our players give 100% and get two decent enough results to boot – with a draw against Hull and a good win at Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup.
Paul Dummett – after scoring the winner on Wednesday night
It’s a big change from what happened at Southampton a few weeks back, when a number of our players didn’t seem to care less about how we did, and when we fell behind there was no reaction and it was a pitiful show from the Magpies.
But when we went behind rather unluckily against Hull City, when they scored two good goals out of the blue, no heads were seen to drop and our lads came fighting back, and the substitute Papiss Cisse – who seemed to be inspired by Jonas Gutierrez – scored two very good goals to get us a point.
And even on Wednesday night, we again went behind, but Manu Riviere then got his first two goals of the season for us, and it looked like we would win the game 2-1.
But things are not that easy for Newcastle, and Crystal Palace equalized in stoppage time and the game went into extra time.
And even when Mehdi Abeid was sent off, the lads continued to fight and they got their reward with eight minutes to go.
Thats when Paul Dummett scored his second goal ever for Newcastle, when he dived in to head the ball into the back of the net, after an excellent cross from the impressive Adam Armstrong.
With Alan Pardew being under so much pressure lately, the Londoner still seems to have the players behind him, and with this kind of fight and spirit there’s no reason why we cannot get a good result at Stoke on Monday night.
And the Newcastle fans will keep supporting the players just as long as they see the type of non-stop effort they have put in over the last couple of games.
That’s in spite of the ongoing protests to have Alan Pardew sacked.
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