Paul Dummett probably had the greatest moment of his career on Tuesday night against Manchester United when his left foot thunderbolt went screaming into the net after 90 minutes to draw Newcastle level at 3-3 after we had brilliantly fought back from 2-0 down and then 3-2 down.
The fans have not questioned the total commitment of the lads on Tuesday night in what has been billed as one of the best Premier League games of the season and Newcastle take great credit out of that game – and one point.
Paul Dummett – after scoring sensational equalizer on Tuesday night
Local lad Paul Dummett is certainly proud to have scored his third goal for Newcastle in 63 appearances for the senior team after coming through the Newcastle Youth system.
This is what Paul has said in the local press:
“It gives you more confidence.” “Even at half-time when we were 2-1 down, the manager kept believing in us, and told us we had a brilliant chance of going back out there and winning the game.”
“OK, we didn’t manage to win, but we did well.” “Going forward, we’ll take the positives, and if we show the same spirit from start to finish in every game, we won’t go far wrong.”
“We’re scoring goals again, so there are definitely positives to take out of it,” “We have been struggling recently with the defeats we have had.”
“Despite playing well, we have not been finishing the chances we’ve been having.” “So what happened against Manchester United just shows what we are capable of doing.”
“And just as importantly, shows the character and spirit in the team to fight back like that and score three goals from losing position.”
“My goal against Liverpool was pretty good as well,” “I also scored against Palace in the Cup, but both my Premier League goals have been important ones, so I’m pretty happy right now though obviously, we would have liked the three points.”
“It’s something that is really hard to describe.“ “If you haven’t done it, then it’s a weird one to describe – just an incredible feeling to score at the Gallowgate end, something I always dreamed of as a boy.“
“They were all taking the p**s out of me in the dressing room after the game saying it was an own goal! But that’s when the enormity of the situation really hits you.“
“You switch on your phone and see all the messages congratulating you – which I don’t normally get – there were about 30 of them straightaway.“
“It was a really proud moment for me as a local lad, and, hopefully, there’ll be a few more goals in the future.
“This is my team – I was here as a boy, came through the ranks and fortunately for me I’ve done it. I’ve scored three times for Newcastle now, twice here at St James’s Park, and that’s something I am very proud of.”
“We knew we were creating chances, but we weren’t putting them away,” “So it’s a case of carrying on creating chances, and if we do what we’ve done against Manchester United, we won’t go far wrong.”
Good words from Paul and of course it´s always good to have a local lad playing in the first team.
Hey, maybe he can score another goal for us on Saturday against West Ham?
The game on Tuesday night also reflected well on Steve McClaren, because he was willing to attack the opposition and not sit back and try to frustrate the Red Devils like most teams have done this season.
And it made for a great game for the neutral and in the end – a good result for Newcastle fans.
It was our first point in four games and the players simply played their hearts out for the cause..