Sammy Ameobi played quite well on Saturday and he set up Papiss Cisse’s second goal after 75 minutes with a nice piece of right wing play – and it was all done with his left foot.
Sammy Ameobi in action on Saturday
Sammy weaved his way down the right wing and then put in an almost the perfect cross for Papiss Cisse to stab the ball home and get Newcastle an unlikely point, after the lads fought back twice from being a goal down.
But Sammy has to deliver more of this, if he is to stay at Newcastle after next summer, when his current contract runs out.
Alan Pardew made this clear after the game on Saturday:
“Sammy Ameobi did a great job when he came on the pitch.” “We have been waiting for him for a long, long time.” “He’s 6ft 5in tall.¨
“I was with him in the lift and his head was touching the bloody ceiling.” “This is a guy with unbelievable technical ability.” “He has to deliver this year.”
Sammy is really tall and he put on a few inches a couple of years ago when he sprouted up and became taller than his older brother Shola.
Two of our fringe players – Sammy and Gabby Obertan set up the goals for Papiss on Saturday, and they were both from the right wing.
Sammy has 5 appearances so far this season and 44 total appearances for the Magpies with two goals, since he made his debut back in May 2011 as a second-half substitute against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 2–2 draw.
We need to see more of this from Sammy Ameobi this season – which is basically a do or die season for him at Newcastle.
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