Alan Shearer Comments On Newcastle’s Luck Yesterday – What Luck?

As soon as the game was over yesterday, Alan tweeted his delight at what was a really crucial 1-0 home win for Newcastle.

And it was against one of the biggest and most famous clubs in the world – Manchester United – with all their money and wealth to continually build top teams.

Rafa is not managing one of those clubs at the moment, but his Newcastle players yesterday outfought the opposition in front of another sell-out crowd at the venerable St. James’ Park.

We scored a go-ahead goal after 65 minutes through Matt Ritchie – his first goal of the season and then we defended magnificently to get the win.

Alan Shearer – well-deserved win by Newcastle

Here’s some of what Alan Shearer said on Match of The Day 2 last night:

“I thoroughly enjoyed that.”

“It isn’t very often I disagree with Rafa, but I didn’t think Newcastle were lucky at all.”

“I thought it was well deserved.” “They dominated the midfield.”

“Lascelles and Lejeune at the back were absolutely magnificent.”

“And the goalkeeper, what an incredible debut for him.”

“Everyone gave absolutely everything for that black and white shirt.”

“It looked a fantastic atmosphere.”

And it was also a fantastic performance and result too.

Howay The Lads!!

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4 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    I think every struggling team playing against the top teams needs a little luck to get a result. Yesterday, we had ours in the fact all our numerous blocks, saves and tackles in the penalty area landed safely, away from Man U feet and heads and ended up directed away from goal, when realistically they could have gone anywhere. Where we made our own luck (and this is key) is that the lads were laying their bodies on the line to make those blocks, saves and last-ditch tackles in the first place.

    We had a share of bad luck too – that penalty for Smalling’s tackle on Gayle was nailed on, what excuse the ref had for not giving it I’ll never know as the way Gayle went down, if he wasn’t tripped then the ref must have thought he dived yet didn’t produce a card.

    Best stroke of luck – the fact Dubravka was actually available to be signed and not already hoovered up into the Italian or German leagues.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Still buzzing after that win yesterday, yes lads

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 12, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Dubravka seems entirely too good to be true frankly speaking. I’m convinced there lurks some major unseen and undetected flaw, like being prone to severe bouts of darkest Slovak melancholy and ennui at critical junctures of vital matches, or summink. 4 million euro’s, pffffft! Play like that, and put together that kind of youtube highlight reel, you gotta be worth five times as much. There’s something fishy going on.

  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    So Kenedy started well, then so did the New Pav – no pressure at all on Slimani eh?


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