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What makes Joey Barton come and play for Newcastle United? It’s simply because Toon Army know very well about quality and they always paying the respect at the very highest level.
Although he is not playing in full 90 minutes on his debut for United, Barton has tasted the St. James Park atmosphere, one of the reason why he jump over and join the club in last summer.
He is not surprise for the hair-standing reception he received while replacing the tiring Emre on yesterday’s 3-1 win over the rotten Spurs. Sam Allardyce also backing his summer signing to do well for the fans.
“It’s a tremendous lift for any player to walk out on the pitch and get a massive cheer which makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.” He said.
Yesterday game also mark the Newcastle’s 500 Premiership goals courtesy of James Milner, when he scores in 73 minutes to complete the humiliation of Martin Jol’s side who has 6 unbeaten record before their visit and sent them into the rock bottom of the Premier League.
The goal is also his first of the season, while Toon new boy Claudio Caçapa also booked his name on United goalscorers history.
For Claudio, his first goal also put his name on the Actim Index Barclays Premier League Team of the Week with 32 points. In overall he climbed 61 points up into 89th position in Premierships top 100.
With the win, Newcastle now only 1 point behind Chelsea in 7th with one game in hand, 17 points from 10 appearance and could be 20 next Saturday when we travel to Madejski Stadium.