The Newcastle U21 team had a good 2-1 win at Stoke last night, and they now go top of their Barclay’s Premier League U21 Division Two with the win, taking over from Arsenal at the top.
Ryan Taylor in action at Manchester City
Ryan Taylor scored two great goals for the side, one from a free kick, and he was also unlucky to concede an own goal – so it was a strange hat-trick from the comeback kid.
Peter Beardsley was interviewed on nufcTV immediately after the game, and he opened up about how well respected and admired Ryan is at Newcastle, for the way he has fought back from two very serious ACL knee injuries.
Peter was asked about Ryan’s goal direct from the free kick last night:
“It was brilliant and I have to be honest and I actually said to the bench he is definitely going to score from the free kick – not to put pressure on him – but I knew he was going to score.”
“And I upset him last time because I said I could have even scored that – he wasn’t too pleased about that.” “No, he’s a brilliant kid, he’s asked to play a game tonight.”
“That the sort of person he is, he’s been here a long time, but I think everybody in the club respects him and everybody realizes what he’s done to get back – it’s a pleasure to have him.”
“To be honest I didn’t want to bring him off, but I took him off because i didn’t want to have any problems with him as he chases every ball and he covers every blade of grass.”
“So I took him off in case I was responsible – and we managed to hold out to win the game.” “It was brilliant for him, and he’s one of the lads, and he’s a pleasure to work with.”
Ryan is looking in top form at the moment, and as we reported last night he must be pushing hard for a first team start soon, because he is dangerous from free kicks and set plays – and we don’t have that capability without Ryan in the side.
It was another impressive performance from the 30 year-old, and we could even see the Liverpudlian make an appearance against QPR at home a week tomorrow.
Wonder when he will rifle one in from a free kick for the Magpies again?
Sooner rather than later hopefully – maybe against QPR?
It’s great to see Ryan back playing for Newcastle again – and all credit goes out to him for that.
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