Another league game and another 3 points, so the goal was achieved yesterday, even through we had some luck in the game and we were far from our best.
But on the other hand our players ground out what was an excellent result yesterday against a good in-form side.
23 year-old American DeAndre Yedlin had another strong game at the eight-back and this lad is looking more and more like a great acquisition for the club.
DeAndre Yedlin – in action Preston
It’s an ongoing battle with Vurnon Anita as to who starts at right-back, but DeAndre is thankful to Vurnon for teaching him the ropes of the position; Vurnon played at full-back quite a few times during his time at Dutch giants Ajax.
DeAndre was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site after the game:
“Obviously, it’s always great to start, and at the end of the day I want to do whatever I can to help the team,”
“You’re battling for a place in the team against a guy like Vurnon with so much experience, and I’m trying to learn as much as I can from him, so I’m sure that we’ll keep switching starts.”
“He’s a guy that I’ve already learned a lot from, so I’m very pleased to be able to work with him on a day-in, day-out basis.”
“Hats off to Preston – they made it very difficult for us, and they played a good game,”
“They’re strong defensively and they played their game, with long balls and playing in behind us, and it was difficult to play against.”
“You do what you’ve got to do, especially in this league. We had to graft and battle, and that’s what we did today, and we came away with three points.”
“I think we did very well in the end.”
“There was a couple of dodgy plays that obviously you never want to happen when you’re in that situation.”
“But we held out and we worked hard, and got those three points that we needed.”
“We have to keep working hard in training and keep doing what we’re doing on the pitch.”
Yedlin has already appeared 10 times for Newcastle with one goal.
The 2-1 win with another two goals courtesy of 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic was enough to keep Newcastle 3 points clear at the top of the Championship.
Next up are Cardiff City at St. James’ Park next Saturday afternoon and we just must win that game before the long two week International break.
Howay The Lads!!