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Last Night Newcastle re-United Man-of-the-Match Alan Smith, said the Magpies' battling draw with Arsenal proved that everyone at the club are pulling together in the same direction. The result was also shown that there's no thing such as “Player Power” but the “Toon Army Power”.
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Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Premier League current leaders Arsenal, put good foundation for Newcastle and can be one step forward in the right direction. For a club that has been under “intense pressure” in recent weeks, Steven Taylor's equaliser on the hour earned a point to their efforts which is clearly deserved it in front of an appreciative St James' Park crowd.
“I think tonight showed everyone is 100 per cent behind everything we're doing.” Smith said, “We need everyone together and we showed that tonight. With commitment like that we can only go forward.”
“If we play with passion like that we won't go far wrong. The goals people score against us are unstoppable and tonight's was a kick in the teeth – but it means everything if a teams is together.”
Newcastle United recently shows not enough passion after being a goal behind in the last couple of games before everything turns out to be clear last weekend at Ewood Park.
“I didn't want to see confidence ebb away. I then saw a performance at Blackburn [last Saturday] but not a result, tonight I've seen a performance and a result.” Sam Allardyce said “Once we scored we saw Arsenal on the back foot and they could not get going.”
Steven Taylor's equaliser in an hour mark liften-up the lads spirit even more, and the crowd roar at St. James's Park even burning the fire upon them and United going mad to pursued a winner for the last entire 45 minutes.
“I feel very unlucky not to have won the game because we had the chances and could not find the finish.” Allardyce added.