Of course that is assuming we can actually score a goal this evening!
Now there are several candidates as to who could gain the honour of scoring the club’s 1000th goal in the Premier League, and much like our first ever Premier League goal, the player in question doesn’t even have to be from our own side! However there are a few likely lads in our ranks who will be trying to find the back of the net for us tonight.
Hatem Ben Arfa is certainly a player who change the tide of the game in a few moves. This was seen in our previous fixture against Aston Villa when he scored that magnificent goal with his weaker right foot. He certainly looks in form and the Frenchman could again show us that bit of magic that makes us all love him.
Demba Ba scored Newcastle’s first goal of the season with a wonderful curled shot against Brad Freidel when the Magpies faced Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park. He has looked sharp already this season and with Rammadan over, it is expected that he will become much stronger.
Papiss Cisse has been relatively quiet this season. There has no been demonstration of the form that he was in which ran from when he arrived in January to the end of last season. However the Senegalese international was on target during their game against the Ivory Coast which they lost 4-2. Perhaps the international activity he has been involved in will allow him to kick start his goal tally for this season and score Newcastle’s 1,000th Premier League goal?
Steven Taylor, although a defender, has often chipped in with plenty of goals in the opposition penalty box. Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve for the club, it would be quite fitting if he did indeed manage to score the 1000th Premier League goal for Newcastle United.
Realistically there are plenty of others who stand a chance of scoring the 1000th goal but I’ve just picked out those who seem to score the majority of our goals pretty much. Of course this all depends on the team actually converting their chances on Monday night anyway…
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