Alan Pardew was a happy man after the game yesterday – which was Newcastle’s sixth win in a row, and he will be even happier with the news that Ryan Taylor is just fine, and the 30 year-old came off during the game because his knee felt uncomfortable, but Ryan has since tweeted there’s nothing wrong with the knee.
So it’s really good news for Newcastle fans.
Yoan and Moussa celebrate after winning goal
This is some of what the Newcastle manager said after the game today, when we had a patched up side, but still managed to get all 3 points:
“Going forward we carried a threat all game and Moussa Sissoko was the best player on the pitch.” “It was a good team goal. You can see the strengths of our team.”
“We’re sound defensively and if teams over-commit on the break we’re very, very dangerous and so the goal we got was a bit different as the best chances we got were on the break.”
“But it was a really well-thought out goal from Moussa.” “We had a long discussion about the captaincy because I wanted to make sure with all my staff that it wasn’t going to knock Sissoko out of kilter.
“Sometimes with the captain’s armband you start thinking about other things and that takes your mind off the game. But he just put the armband on and actually he probably grew with it.”
Moussa did just fine in the game, and he was easily the best player on the field.
Moussa scored the winning goal after he did a great one-two with Sammy Ameobi, before he turned and smashed the ball into the net with his right foot for his second goal in 15 appearances for the Magpies this season.
Moussa seems to be in the best form of his career right now at Newcastle, and long may that continue.
Newcastle are now 5th top in the league – and we were pipped my Manchester United on goal difference for 4th place, after they beat Arsenal 2-1 in the late game at the Emirates yesterday.
But we will remain in 5th place this week whatever the remaining results are over the weekend.
It’s a lot better than being second bottom. 😀
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