Hughton – Winning Newcastle Goal Was Real Quality


Chris Hughton will always be remembered for the fantastic job he did to get us promoted in 2010.

And then he was ruthlessly dismissed in that December by then Managing Director Derek LLambias, but the London man is held in high esteem by Newcastle fans.

Chris is down to earth after games too, although he thinks the penalty given against Ciaran Clark after 14 minutes was the right decision by referee Madley.

Rafa Benitez and Chris Hughton before the game

This is some of that Chris Hughton said after the game as reported in the Brighton Argus:

“I’ve seen it once on replay. There’s no doubt he’s got his hands over him. The referee was in a very good position to see it and has given it, so yes I think it was a penalty.”

“From our point of view it’s one of those really unfortunate goals (the Diame goal).”

“I wondered at the time how it had gone in and it gives a very strong Newcastle team momentum and a real lift in that last period.”

“I didn’t think we were at our best, but I felt we would hold on and get a result.

“Newcastle are a very good side, irrespective of some results, with by far the best squad in this division, and they can show it at times.”

“Certainly the winning goal was one of real quality.”

Both teams showed last night why they are the best two sides in the Championship and you would expect both to go up in automatic promotion spots.

But you never know what will happen in football and Huddersfield Town are still a big threat.

We are taking nothing for granted.

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8 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Mar 1, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1

    80 minutes of frustration, shouting at TV, followed by glorious 10 minutes. Well deserved.
    Well done Darlow and Lascalles.
    Atsu very good.
    Ritchie showing his class. And not getting his 10th yellow, phew!
    Oh, ye, of little faith. You know who you all are!!!

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 1, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Thought had a quieter game then usual but his ball to atsu was absolutely class,atsu had a good game but if i was to pick a fault it would be that he was try flicks and tricks in wrong areas…thats all

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  • Ian Toon

    Mar 1, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #3

    For me Ritchie was the MOM – constant threat down the left with his shrewd passing and superb cross field ball at the death for wnning goal. Atsu came into the game in a meaningful way as Brighton tired. Credit to our level of fitness and non stop effort or was it the inspiration of Benitez.
    As I said earlier the surprise is when Benitez doesn’t spring a surprise. Gouffran up front instead of Mitrovic.

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  • estechco

    Mar 1, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    A touch of class from Hoots as you would expect (except the bit about the penalty). I really hope his Brighton join us in automatic promotion.

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Test Post:

    Poster…..Posit..Points.LC rnd
    .FAC rnd
    .POTS(Blog).TGS…TGS goals

    martoon……1….102….3……3…….Hayden…..Gayle…..21
    clinath@ed ..1….91…..5……4…….Lascelles..Mitrovic..21
    StuW………1….98…..4……6…….Ritchie….Perez ….27

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Test 2

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Test 3

    Poster…..Posit..Points.LC.rnd
    .FAC.rnd
    .POTS(Blog).TGS…TGS.goals

    martoon……1….102….3……3…….Hayden…..Gayle…..21
    clinath@ed ..1….91…..5……4…….Lascelles..Mitrovic..21
    StuW………1….98…..4……6…….Ritchie….Perez ….27
    JamesToon….1….107….5……5…….Lascelles..Gayle…..22
    SUTTY1978 …2….88…..4……3…….Perez……Perez…..17
    Average_Cont.2….90…..5……6…….Ritchie….Mitrovic..18

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #8

    test4

    Poster…..Posit..Points.LC.rnd.FAC.rnd.POTS(Blog).TGS…TGS.goals

    martoon……1….102….3……3…….Hayden…..Gayle…..21
    clinath@ed ..1….91…..5……4…….Lascelles..Mitrovic..21
    StuW………1….98…..4……6…….Ritchie….Perez ….27
    JamesToon….1….107….5……5…….Lascelles..Gayle…..22
    SUTTY1978 …2….88…..4……3…….Perez……Perez…..17
    Average_Cont.2….90…..5……6…….Ritchie….Mitrovic..18

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