Games like yesterday’s 2-1 win against Chelsea don’t come around enough at Newcastle, but when they do come it’s exactly what Geordie fans dream of – getting a famous result when after the game we feel proud of the club and very proud of our players.
Papiss Cisse scoring first goal yesterday
Make no mistake about it, the result is making headline news around the world and it puts Newcastle in a very good light.
Chelsea had gone 23 games unbeaten since they lost at Stanford Bridge 3-1 on April 30th to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final – after drawing their first leg 0-0 in Madrid.
It was an unlikely win for the lads yesterday, after we had been outplayed in the first half by a good Chelsea side, and we lost our goalkeeper at half time.
But against all the odds, Newcastle won the game, and when that final whistle was blown after more than six minutes of stoppage time, it was a terrific feeling.
This is what Newcastle fans dream of – and we’ve had a couple of similar results this season.
One was when your youngsters beat a strong Manchester City side 2-0 for our first ever win at the Etihad Stadium in the Capital One Cup, and then at White Hart Lane.
We were again outplayed in that first half, but then Sammy Ameobi scored after 7 seconds in the second half and we won the game 2-1.
And of course we wont even mention that Arsenal game thee years ago when we were definitely outplayed in that first half and were 4-0 down. 😀
Yesterday seemed like it was almost impossible to win the game when Steven Taylor was sent off with 10 minutes to go, and the TV commentators were talking not about the Blues just drawing the game, but that they could win it.
But the Gods were on our side yesterday.
We remember when Gary Neville was commentating on the Champions League final a couple of years ago when Bayern Munich on their home ground were all over Chelsea but kept missing chances , including a penalty.
The Blues finally went on to win their first Champions league on penalties under Roberto di Matteo, and Gary kept saying it’s in the stars that Chelsea would win the game.
It must have been in the stars yesterday for Newcastle, and it was all simply unbelievable
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