Steven Taylor is playing himself back into the Newcastle side, and after having a rest on Wednesday night he was back partnering Coloccini at the back and our lads put in another good shift today with the lads getting their second successive clean sheet at home.
Steven Taylor – the belief is back
And for the second league game running it was 21 year-old Ayoze Perez who scored the winner in the second half and he dispatched the ball confidently after it had back off a Liverpool defender.
It was Newcastle fourth win in a row for the first time since April of two years ago – and the lads were very well organized and there is a great spirit in the side, after all they have gone through this season.
Getting 9 points out of our last three league games is just amazing.
This is what Steven Taylor told BT Sport after the game today:
“The belief is back now and that’s what we needed,” “I think we showed today what we’re all about and we caught them on the counter attack many times.¨
“First half we tried to get down the outside but they’re very well organised, the ability that they’ve got, they could catch us on the counter-attack themselves.”
And Alan Pardew talked about needing a tin hat at Newcastle after the game (we had attributed this comment initially to Steven – before we realized the daft mistake – well that’s what happens when you win four games in a row!):
“It was a great atmosphere today, “Everybody is fully behind him and the main thing is, we keep winning and everybody is happy.¨
“It’s exciting and obviously we have got a bit of momentum going into the next game but we just keep taking it one game at a time and not getting carried away.”
“This is Newcastle and you have to take note that there are real highs.” “I think Bobby Robson said the highs are massive here and the lows are equally as low.¨
“I needed a tin hat at times, I need a tin hat at times, but when the good times come this is as good a city to be in as any.”
The bottom line is that we are now unbeaten in the last five games since the Stoke defeat and we have won the last four – and we now have 13 points form 10 games – not too bad at all.
And given we had only 4 points from the first seven games – it’s great!
Howay The Lads!!
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