Alan Pardew probably saw the best performance form Remy Cabella last night at Turf Moor when Cabella came on for a quiet Ayoze Perez at the start of the second half and seemed to transform Newcastle from a lethargic first half performance into giving all out attacking display in the second.
Remy Cabella gave an all action performance for Newcastle last night
But once again for all the attacking Newcastle did in that second half, Burnley goalkeeper Heaton didn’t have many saves to make and some of our set pieces still leave much to be desired.
Remy is now showing the form that had Newcastle bringing him to Newcastle in the summer.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game last night:
“The big difference was Cabella, who actually gave us some technical ability and produced a really good second half for us,”
“That’s really good news because we’ve been waiting for him to come alive a little bit for us. Tonight he changed the game a little bit.¨ “He played like one of the front row of a rugby team in the second half, he was terrific.¨
“He took the game by the scruff of the neck with his technical ability and that’s what he has to do, because he’s not going to be a dominant force physically in the Premier League.¨
¨He has to be a player who is going to get on the ball, run at people and create.” “We’re in great form, that’s one defeat in seven or eight, nine games now,”
“We’re looking forward to Chelsea, I’m sure it will be a great day for our fans. We’ll certainly give a good account of ourselves I’m sure.”
The outstanding players in the second half who gave Newcastle energy, after we had looked comatose in that first half, were Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi and Mehdi Abeid, who was here there and everywhere in that second half for the Magpies.
Steven Taylor probably put himself in the starting eleven for the Chelsea game on Saturday with a solid performance, and he was energetic in moving forward as Newcastle went all out for that winning second goal.
A terrible first half and an excellent second half display by Newcastle is a quick summary of last night’s game, with some of our youngsters again looking the part.
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