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.
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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