NOONE ELATED WITH WONDER STRIKE
5 years 9 months ago
City substitute says equaliser was 'one of his best'
Two inspired substitutions from new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed Cardiff to seal a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United and claim their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.
Craig Noone’s 30 yard bullet after 73 minutes gave Cardiff the equaliser before Campbell headed home the winner in front of the travelling Bluebirds - earning a fourth round trip to the Reebok Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers.
Noone’s leveller gave Cardiff the momentum required to perform the comeback and after the match, the 26-year-old winger was elated with his own performance, as well as the final result.
“I think it was probably one of the best goals I’ve scored,” said an elated Noone. “I was delighted to get on and I tried to make an impact so I was pleased I did so.
“After the game, the manager said 'well done', but told me that it didn’t count any more. It’s the next one that counts.
“Before I came on he told me to express myself, be positive and get at them. I think I did that.”
On Thursday, Solskjaer was unveiled as the new manager, and although the team have had limited time with the new boss, he’s immediately made an impression.
Enjoying life under the new gaffer, Noone said, “Everything has happened quite quickly and we haven’t had much time on the training ground, but we prepared well for the game and it showed on the pitch.
“We were on the front foot for long periods and passing the ball well, which meant that nerves didn’t set in.
“The manager was on to us before the game about winning and I think everyone wanted to do that. Thankfully the positivity paid off.
“We now have a whole week to prepare for West Ham United and we’ll look to build on the win against Newcastle. Everyone will be really positive at the training ground in the lead up to that game.”
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