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Both our last night goal-scorers, Owen and Martins are expressing how happy they are to have scores in front of the magnificent Toon Army. Especially for Owen who has scored his first goal in 20 months for the Magpies.
For Michael, last night goal was an important one, not just we finally tamed the naughty Tykes, but he also booked his first goal in 20 months, since December 2005. I know that he will finally get his touch again after watching him play for England in friendly match against germany, where he has at least 2 great chance to make England back in terms and probably win the game.
The more important thing of the goal for Owen is that the England Manager, Steve McLaren was alo witnesses the process, where Owen racing in for the great ball pass from Shola Ameobi's throughball before slotting under Barnsley keeper Heinz Muller at the Gallowgate End.And when he is finally replaced by Obafemi Martins in 83 minutes, both players receive a thunderous applause from Toon Army.
Oba needs no longer than 2 minutes to pay for the massive Geordies welcome when he made his goal for the night with a super strike at the Gallowgate End to net his third of the campaign and seal victory over the South Yorkshire club.
After the game, Owen said that he is happy to score against Barnsley and the feeling never changes, but he would not say he's relieved – “I know I will always score goals.”
“For me now it's a question of staying fit and after that everyone knows I will score goals.” said Owen.
Martins also told the official site about the current paper news reporting he is being a target to move to Old Trafford. “I hear a lot of what people say in the papers, but the important thing for me is to train and play hard for Newcastle because I am wearing the Newcastle shirt,” said Martins..
“I'm here to play and the fans love me so I really want to stay.”
He also feels happy to see owen get his goals. “Not only me, but the whole team is happy for Michael and I hope he scores a lot more important goals for Newcastle.”
“For strikers it's good to score goals and if you do that you are happy and if that helps the team win then everyone is happy.”
It's good to know that the dressing room now is full of happiness and optimism, something that is rarely heard lately for years. Sam Allardyce has worked his part, and he was successful to bring the spirit back.
Now, let's continue the winning for Saturday's clash with Wigan at home. The lads have open the scoring at home last night in Carling Cup, now the lads are in high optimism and looking forward to score more in our own land.
Howay the Lads!