Andros Townsend was born to play for Newcastle United and he seems to be a player who is lifted by the Newcastle crowd to play at his best at St. James’ Park.
He’s not too bad away from home either and the 24 year-old had another excellent game for us yesterday and he made one and scored one – our third goal after 89 minutes that was brilliantly set up by substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The 21 year-old Serbian again made a telling late impact with his 10 minute cameo role and he had a hand in both late goals.
Andros Townsend after scoring excellent goal after 89 minutes
This is what Andros Townsend told BBC Sport immediately after the game:
“It’s been a long time coming,” “We thoroughly deserved it today. The hard work on the training field has come to fruition. The manager’s ideas finally clicked into place.”
“When you play away from home it’s always difficult but at home it’s different. The fans were great. It’s massively important to build on this – it’s a make or break week.”
“Now on Tuesday the fans will be on our side and hopefully it’ll be a great night at St James’ Park.”
“Having four out of the last six games at home is massive.”
We have now taken 28 points from 33 league games and we need more wins in the last five games to stay up – and that has to be three wins at least – so it’s still going to be extremely difficult.
But one of the many things about yesterday’s game was that the passion and fight was there from the players and they redeemed themselves a little after last weeks’ disgrace at Southampton.
It’s going to be very difficult, but we somehow have to get a win against Manchester City at home on Tuesday night and a sell-out crowd would certainly help.
Some of the Geordie pride was restored yesterday but we still have a long way to go if we are to save our season.
We should go down fighting – right until the end and Rafa has vowed his players will fight to the last minute of the last game.
We need that fight and passion if we are to have any chance of Premier League football next season.
Howay The Lads!!
We put out an article on 17 month-old Poppy-Mai on Friday and she has recently been diagnosed with a progressive malignant rhabdoid tumour, a rare and aggressive form of paediatric cancer.
To show their support two of our readers in New Zealand Sean Gordon and his sister Hayley have cut off their hair which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust in the UK.
They will then transform the hair into beautiful wigs for children who have lost their own hair to cancer and all funds raised will go to Poppy-Mai’s family to create Poppy’s Field.