Alan Pardew managed to get another win yesterday at home to Liverpool and it was a close game – but it was our lads who upped the pace in the last 20 minutes as went for the win and after Ayoze Perez scored an opportunist goal to give us the lead – Liverpool didn’t have too many chances to equalize as Newcastle raised their game and deservedly finished up with all 3 points.
Ayoze Perez scored to put Newcastle ahead
A buoyant Alan Pardew was full of praise for his players after our fourth win in a row:
“It was a great day for us. Liverpool are always a big target for this club and we have had some big games against them.¨
“This was not an enthralling encounter, but it was interesting. Brendan Rodgers surprised me with his formation and that unsettled us as first.¨
“We struggled to have a foothold, but we have such pace in the team and we can defend deep. The back four were terrific.”
The back four were terrific, and it’s good to see Steven Taylor returning to something like his best form – and the last time he showed this kind of form was in the season we finished 5th top two years ago
Janmaat is improving all the time, and he had a good game yesterday, and Colo is the obvious leader of the pack at the back.
Paul Dummett had another excellent game yesterday, and the very talented Raheem Sterling didn’t get much of a look-in, and Paul never let the Englishman past him much at all yesterday.
In fact the Geordie lad has had two of his best games ever in the last couple of games, and he is now looking like he can become a top player for his home town club.
Things are starting to look up at Newcastle, and that’s great – especially after we looked so hopeless in the first six league games of the season.
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