If there’s one thing Fat Sam Allardyce isn’t afraid to do, it’s toot his own horn. Constantly talking about how he had sussed Arsenal while at Bolton, it’s taken a handful of losses to the London club to finally quieten him on that front. But after knocking off Everton 3-2 he’s found his voice again,
The Magpies boss said: “As a manager you take credit for your substitution and I will there.
“It was a double header for me with Emre scoring with a great goal low in the corner and Michael Owen with a terrific header, so our home form gets ever stronger.
“If we keep that home record, while at the same time improving on our away form, we will keep moving up the table.
“We were our own worst enemies after half-time having completely controlled the first period. We had so many chances in the first half and wasted them all, but we are happy to have won it, although it went right to the end.”