In the 1-0 win against derby County Karl Darlow made a couple of small errors in that game which is unusual these days for the 26 year-old, who is growing into an excellent goalkeeper for Newcastle this season and is always willing to learn.
But on Saturday he was really solid in goal, especially in the last 10 minutes or so as we held out again for another massive 1-0 win.
Daryl Murphy – in training
33 year-old Daryl Murphy came on in the second half for Aleksandar Mitrovic after Mitro had already picked up a yellow card and was in danger of maybe picking up a second yellow and reducing the team to 10 men.
And the Irishman’s cool head at the end of the game gave us an opportunity to see the game out as he shielded the ball well in those last few minutes of the game.
Daryl’s experience is important for the team and he seems to be a first class team player who will do whatever he’s asked to do by manager Rafa Benitez.
Daryl thought the defense was excellent on Saturday at Wolves and so did we.
This is what Daryl said as reported in the Chronicle today:
“The lads at the back and Karl Darlow were absolutely brilliant.”
“It’s great too, because I don’t think we ever looked like conceding in the game, we were that solid.”
“That confidence then runs through the team. It will be a tough game – they all are – but we are looking forward to Norwich”
There are about 50% of fans think we can win this game at Norwich tomorrow night, which is quite low for this season’s polls.