The difference between the two sides today was Newcastle’s extra quality and class, and the first two goals were just fantastic pieces of skill from 24 year-old Remy Cabella after 40 minutes – his first goal for Newcastle – and from 22 year-old Sammy Ameobi 10 minutes later in the second half – when the Geordie lad hit a magnificent shot from all of 30 yards out that gave goalkeeper McGregor no chance, as it swerved and dipped past the Scottish goalkeeper.
John Carver – you would think we had just won 3-0 away today
And it was John Carver’s first win in his first five games as caretaker manager, and that will give both John and his players a lot of confidence – and it was also our first clean sheet in 13 games – so there were a lot of positive things coming out of this game.
Did we say it was the biggest win of the season too? 😀
This is what John told BT Sport after the game:
“It was very emotional towards the end when I went across to the fans because a long time ago I was standing there with them and to be on the pitch and to be in charge of this fantastic football club — it was quite incredible.”
“First of all I thought it was a good away performance. I didn’t think there was too much between the two sides, but what stood out to me was the magnificent save by Tim Krul just before we scored.”
“When you’ve got a goalkeeper of his quality, it always gives you a great chance. Then we go down the other end and get a great goal from Remy Cabella.” “I did say before the game that I wanted our front players — who have got a bit of flair — to excite and chip in with goals and we got that today.”
Hull still had a number of good chances in this game – but they managed to miss every one of them – and unless they can find a way to score goals they could be in trouble this season.
That was the fourth game in a row that Hull have lost without scoring a goal.
For Newcastle the result was more important than the performance – yet the performance – especially in the second half – was more than decent.
The result and decent performance should cheer up the Geordie fans – and certainly those at the game today were happy enough, and they sang their hearts out loud and clear throughout the second half in the pouring rain.
Such is happiness.
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