Ran Taylor’s last match for Newcastle was in August two years ago, when he suffered the first of his two very serious ACL knee injuries, but he returned last night to the first team and helped Newcastle win their first ever game at the Etihad Stadium, and it followed 11 successive defeats by Manchester City, and it was the first time in nine years we had beaten City, and the first time in 14 years we had beaten Manchester City away from home.
Ryan Taylor had a terrific game for Newcastle United on his return.
Ryan Taylor in action last night
Gabby Obertan had another good game for the team and ran a few miles last night at the Manchester City defense, and the Frenchman should have had a penalty in the second half, when he was scythed down in the box.
Mehdi Abeid again showed why Panathinaikos are so keen to sign him, and Mehdi has to be given more first team games after yet another good performance for Newcastle,
And local lad Paul Dummett had maybe his best game ever for Newcastle at center-back, and showed he is constantly improving in Newcastle’s back line, and handled the costly Man City star forwards simply brilliantly.
Moussa Sissoko showed he is one of Newcastle’s best players and in great form, and scored a simply brilliant goal after 75 minutes to wrap it up for Newcastle.
But this was a team effort above all, and one of Newcastle’s best showings away from home in many years and it was epitomized by Ryan Taylor who showed hos courage and guts and perseverance last night with a brilliant display for Newcastle United.
We were proud of every single Newcastle player last night as they fought for the shirt.
We are at Tottenham in the quarter finals, and we welcome Liverpool to St. James’Park in the league on Saturday.
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