Loic Remy

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Loic Remy may have netted the winner at Tottenham on Sunday, but United's in-form front man insists three points at White Hart Lane were down to one man: Tim Krul.

When Remy raced through to round Brad Friedel and tap home with just 13 minutes on the clock, it proved enough to separate the sides and give the Magpies another away-day triumph.

But that only told half the story of a memorable match for everyone of a black and white persuasion.

While Remy found the back of the net at one end, teammate Krul time and time again prevented Spurs from doing the same at the other - making an astonishing 14 saves to deny the hosts.

Ranging from routine to ridiculous, goalkeeper Krul's heroics earned Newcastle back-to-back victories, and Remy reckons he's never seen better.

"Tim was brilliant," the striker told nufc.co.uk.

"In my opinion he was the man of the match and there is no competition.

"He was simply amazing and we needed that. Everyone put in great performances but Tim was on a different level.

"I have played with a lot of very good goalkeepers in my career but today Tim's performance was the best I've seen. He preserved the score for us and helped us win.

Remy's goal was his seventh since switching to Tyneside on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers during the summer.

The French international showed great composure and is keen to build on that tally and fire Newcastle up the Barclays Premier League table.

"I saw Gouffran with the ball and ran in behind the two defenders," he said, describing his pivotal moment.

"I touched the ball because I knew the goalkeeper wanted to make a quick decision. So I touched it past him and was very happy when I put it in.

"I am very pleased but I am a striker and it is my job to score goals. That is what I do for the team - I always want to do my best for my teammates.

"It is only seven goals at the moment though. I want more and I hope I score a lot more between now and the end of the season."

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