Ryan Taylor Savors Great Comeback – What A Performance

Ryan Taylor had an excellent game for Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium tonight in what was one of Newcastle’s famous wins and the first win in nine years against City – and it broke a string of 11 successive defeats.

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Ryan Taylor trying to congratulate Moussa os fabulous second goal

Ryan Taylor played the full 90 minutes for the first time in 26 months and he started off in midfield and then went to right back – and he was savvy and showed all his experience for a very hard-working Newcastle side.

Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko scored two very good goals as City missed too many chances and we ran out as 2-0 winners and will face Tottenham away in the quarter finals.

This is what Ryan said after the game:

“It’s a dream come true tonight.” “Two years of hard graft has paid off.¨ “What a performance that was.”

“All that time in the gym on my own, there til 4pm from 7am, it’s all worth it.” “To get my pads and boots back on has been a dream come true.”

You wouldn’t have thought Ryan had been out for over two years with the way he quickly got into the game and after six minutes he challenged for the ball and got it through to Rolando Aarons who shot home to put Newcastle ahead.

Newcastle withstood an awful lot of pressure from City as the surged forward, but after 75 minutes a brilliant individual goal from Moussa Sissoko put Newcastle 2-0 up, and we just about held out through six minutes of added time.

What a performance from Ryan and what a performance from Newcastle United tonight.

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16 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Oct 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    toonking it shows up the genuine people who are upset with results,performance and everything else and the ones who actually don’t support the team or just have pure hatred against the manager lol

    we all know where catchy lies 🙂

    i’m just waiting for jail to pounce now with his hypocrisy

  • mag92

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #2

    In the last two years the only teams to beat Man City at home 2-0 are Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United! Gold!

  • Graeme

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Mag92 – what an awesome statistic lmao

  • toonking

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #4

    for all the critism i give pardew, when he can get results like this one tonight and make comebacks like he has in recent weeks, he is certainly not as poor as some make out.

    all it takes is for the crowd to keep giving the team support and the players to get behind the manager otherwise just don’t show up at all and the players just don’t bother coming to the club.

    the most important things i way in my club are passion determination and pride a these are what prove most important.

  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #5

    catchy is lookin up the stats right now just wait for this epic post 🙂

  • gaz 44

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Quality performance and you can tell every single one of them players for the last 3 games have been playing for their shirt and playing for pardew. I’m still not sold on whether parser can take us forward but the players seem to be right behind him so that’s bought him some space as far as I’m concerned.
    Listened to the game on 5live, not sure who was on the commentary buthe said Padrew although he has his faults is the best all round coach he’s played with…

    Obertan is really starting to win me other, the one thing that really wound me up about. Him was his lack of bottle.. Having. Been told to find a new club he’s actually shown some and is digging in deep which Ben arfa wasn’t prepared to do so hats off to him… Another man of match performance from him in my view and I’m absolutely made up for raylor, seems an absolute quality lad

  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #7

    mag i wonder how long until its on pardewout.com 🙂

  • manxpie

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #8

    or deleted from there site aswell as winning from behind stat 🙂

  • mag92

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Newcastle United awesome!

  • toonking

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #10


    heavens knows how different this blog will be if we can make it to the final and even win the cup.

  • mag92

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #11

    This could be the season!

  • lochinvar

    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #12

    We got more physical and that made the difference. Abeid and Sissoko and Tiote are all power players. Ryan Taylor is immense for all his training to get back to fitness. Goufran has bulked up and Cabella must be working on that as well. Interesting that Aarons went to the physio when he scored – maybe the physio is the best investment we’ve made.
    Just needs to get 50,000 fans into shape now ,

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Tottenham home win suggests they’ve either enlarged the pitch…… But then again, it could have been the quality of the opposition!

    So, we’ll beat them again – easy-least.


  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #14

    * easy-least = easy peasy.

    Mickey Mouse phone!

    Oh, for Catchy’s benefit – Pardew’s in line for a gong for services to football.

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #15


    Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Newcastle United awesome!

    Nah, Blakelaw, Billy Mill and Newcastle United’s more like it.

  • wynsleap

    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Impressed with them all tonight. Fantastic work rate from the team, superb covering and great energy. Must mention Obertan though. This guy has gone into overdrive of late and worked his b***s off tonight for the cause.
    Abeid also put a great shift in and what about Ryan Taylor? What a wonderful pro he is. Dead chuffed for him and for Haidara who backed up his winger (particularly Aarons in the first half) with pace, aggression and skill and is starting to look the part at full back.
    Just hope Pardew (and the team) don’t think all the hard work has been done now. We must perform in every game to that intensity or it could all fall apart just as quickly.
    Finally – young Rolando – what a talent. I can almost see the pounds signs in Ashley’s eyes when the big boys come a’calling.


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