35 mins Tavernier header 1-0
38 mins Xisco shot 2-0
Half time: Magpies 2 Potters 0
57 mins Xisco shot 3-0
67 mins Xisco shot 4-0
80 mins Abeid shot 5-0
89 mins Alabi shot 5-1
Full time: Magpies 5 Potters 1
Coach Willie Donachie told the official
me I donít need to give up. He said to try hard and do my best and that
anything can happen. Sometimes it has been hard here for me - when I came
here I was happy to sign, I wanted to play for the first team. I havenít
always had that chance. You train hard, do your best and you donít get
"Xisco deserved his goals
because of his attitude, because of his enthusiasm and work and so that was
really rewarding for the team, really: to see Xisco coming in and having a
"Those experienced players can come and think they're too good and
don't want to work, but Xisco was spot on and deserved his goals.
"Sylvain's (Marveaux) simplicity is an example to the others.
You don't need to be clever and do outrageous things - just do the simple
things well and then when you have to do something good, do it. That's the
message to them and that's what Sylvain did.
Before it comes to him, he knows what he's got to do with the ball and just
gives it simple. That's all we're asking from all of them.
"On paper it's an easy game but as I said to them there's no such thing
as an easy game - you've still got to work hard and make it happen and I
thought their attitude on the whole was very good.
"They did work hard, made a lot of chances and scored the goals. And
apart from the last minute it would have been a clean sheet, our first clean
sheet, which was disappointing but I'm not too bothered about that. Winning
the game was the main thing.
"Adam (Campbell) was a different class. At the start of the game
when we were making chances, it was all down to Adam. He was the one who was
getting behind them, getting the shots off and he's just fantastic; great
for the team and a great threat.
"When Tav (James Tavernier) scored a great header that was the
breakthrough. Then when we got the second we knew if we got a third that
would be it all over, and thankfully that's what we got."
Speaking to the Chronicle, hat trick scorer Xisco said:
"Maybe there is a happy chapter still to come for me with Newcastle. In
football, these things can happen Ė all I can do is try my best. Weíll
see after that what happens.
"He (Alan Pardew) just
ďItís difficult, and you get
frustrated. Thatís why I tried to go back to Spain each season. When I
came here in the first season, it was difficult. We had three or four
managers, it was my first season and it wasnít good - it was a bad start
in the Premier League for me.
ďThen I went back to Spain every year because I felt comfortable there.
Newcastle hasnít worked out well for me. But I still have one more year .
. .This is my last season and I would like to play and be at my best for
"Thereís one thing I have always
felt here, the fans have been good with me. I always feel their support. I
want to return that compliment to the fans.
"There were a few options (to leave last summer) but nothing
happened. They have financial problems in Spain now and there isnít much
movement. I decided to stay here, rather than go to Spain to a club I
didnít want to go to.
ďIím happy that I made the decision.
I love the club, the city and Iím comfortable with my team-mates and if I
have to play with the reserves I will play with the reserves and help the
team reach their targets
"Iím always happy to score goals - it is always a good feeling - but
Iím also happy to help the team get a win. The most important thing is to
win. I feel good. When you are playing you get confidence and everything
"I just need to keep playing. Goals always give you confidence but I
was playing the same way before."