We’re not sure if this is the best Rob Elliot display ever for Newcastle because he was fantastic when we were slaughtered 4-0 at Southampton on 29th March 2014 when his heroics kept the score down to four.
But as for his display meaning something in terms of points – Rob’s magnificent display for Newcastle today got us all 3 points when we hardly deserved even a point.
Rob Elliot – saves another one this afternoon
Rob had been very doubtful for this game after he seemed to injure that thigh of his last week against Stoke City – but credit to the medics at Newcastle who somehow got him fully fit for this game.
Their combined efforts ensured we got 3 points today.
This is what Rob said after the game:
“We didn’t play well but that team spirit we’ve been building was there. It was a well-earned victory and we need to build on it.”
Before the game, we had complimented Rob for the way he had played last week with two very good saves – one late in the game when he was carrying that thigh injury.
And after all the work he underwent this week to get him fit – to play like he did was a test of his temperament and character.
Rob came through with flying colors – we are proud of him.