At half-time on Sunday, we were not too happy and thinking that if we could keep the score down to 2-0 or 3-0 it would be a decent result given how Newcastle had been dominated in that first half by Spurs, and we had not been an attacking threat at all and hadn’t even had a shot on target.
Sammy Ameobi – after scoring sensational equalizer on Sunday
And then approximately 6.57 seconds into the second half we were all square, with a sensational goal from substitute Sammy Ameobi, after he had been put through on goal by a long ball from another Geordie boy – Jack Colback.
And after that it was all change in the game, and Newcastle were the better side in the second half, and showed a lot more spirit than the stunned Spurs players as we came away with the 2-1 win.
This is what Sammy has said on nufcTV
“It’s been a tough start to the season – everybody knows that – but we’ve stuck together,” “We had to stick together or we wouldn’t be where we are now. We’ve had to just fight for it because that’s the Premier League.¨
¨There are no easy games and hopefully we can kick on from here.¨ ¨It’s never an easy place to go, Man City, but I’m really looking forward to it.””If we can go out with the confidence we had against Tottenham, you never know what can happen.”
“Hopefully I can get a good stint of football.” “That’s all I want; injury-free football.¨ “I’ll keep working, strengthening myself, and hopefully I’ll get that.”
Sammy will probably get a start tomorrow night at the Etihad Stadium in the Capital One Cup against Manchester City, and he’s right that the team spirit has been a huge plus for Newcastle this season.
Theres no doubt the lads have stuck together through some very difficult times, and it’s made a difference as some of our new players are fighting for form in the English league.
The 22 year-old is in the last year of his contract at Newcastle, and he is literally fighting to continue his career at his home town club.
More performances like Sammy gave in that second half on Sunday, when he, Ayoze Perez and Moussa Sissoko were the star players for Newcastle, will mean he should have a decent chance of staying here past June next year.
That’s what we are hoping for.
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