Saturday was a special moment for Newcastle fans becasue it was the first time in just over fifteen years that Newcastle had been two goals down in a Premier League game and came back to win it.
The last time was when we beat Fulham 3-2 at Loftus Road with Sir Bobby Robson in charge back on 21st October 2003.
We were 2-0 down after just 8 minutes in that game, but an early goal from Robert and a second-half brace from Alan Shearer got us all 3 points.
Ki Sung-yueng – we knew we had to keep going in the second half
Sung-yueng Ki started in place of the injured Sean Longstaff on Saturday, and he said this in the Chronicle today:
“Nobody in the stadium was pleased that we were losing 2-0 but then we came back to score three goals and that’s not easy to do.”
“Everybody in the dressing room knew not to give up.” “We showed what we could do in the second half and we’re very pleased to win this game.”
“We all know what the atmosphere is like at St James’ Park especially when we are doing well.”
“Also, the fans didn’t give up either and after we scored the first goal they were right behind us.”
“When we scored the third one the atmosphere was crazy and I was very pleased for everybody.”
“The win was crucial for us.” “We could have easily given up and it could have been heads down.”
“In the dressing room said that if we got one goal that a second and third is possible.” “We’re very happy with the result.
“We’re not finished yet.
“We have to keep going until the last game of the season.”
Once we are safe, we don’t want to let-up as we did last season when we lost four successive games before beating Chelsea in the final match 3-0.
That was the first appearance by Ki since last December, and he needs more playing time to get fully match fit.
It may be that Rafa brings Shelvey into the starting eleven at Bournemouth on Saturday after he looked excellent in the closing 10 minutes of the game on Saturday,
But Ki, Shelvey, and Diame all need playing time, and they will get it before the end of the season with Longstaff out injured.
Isaac Hayden again looked a rejuvenated player on Saturday.
We hope we’re not going to lose him this summer, but it’s looking that way.
What do you think?