It was interesting that Alan Pardew talked about Gabby Obertan during his press conference on Thursday and even after that, and it was Gabby who got a great goal yesterday, his third at Newcastle and his first in two years for the club, and the goal gave us our first league win of the season – and it was a massive relief to most fans when that final whistle was blown.
Gabby Obertan – after scoring winner yesterday
It was a great day for Gabby, who has struggled at Newcastle over the last three years, but maybe with renewed confidence in his own ability, and now knowing the Newcastle fans want him to succeed – that augers well for the future.
There’s no doubt this player has some great ability, as he proved yesterday, especially with the winning goal.
And Ayoze Perez looked very promising when he came on in the second half, and the Spaniard brilliantly set up Papiss Cisse after 85 minutes and Papiss should really have headed home from the opportunity – Ayoze is second in our poll and already has 9 appearances for Newcastle.
And third in the voting is Steven Taylor who had a solid game again at the back, after he came in for the injured Mike Williamson, and the Geordie lad can be pleased with his performance yesterday.
Papiss Cisse is next in line in the voting, but the Senegal man missed a couple of good chances yesterday, but we know with Papiss that he can score at any time but his miss in the second half after rounding the goalkeeper was just a terrible miss – better luck at Tottenham next Sunday for Papiss?
What’s been pleasing since the Southampton debacle, has been the willingness of our players to work hard and for each other, and they played quite well yesterday in what was a very difficult game for them – but they also had over 51,000 fans solidly behind them.
It was a great win and a decent enough performance from the lads yesterday – but some tough games now lie ahead.
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