Ameobi - Toon spirit is key
Match-winning striker also praises Ferguson, Ranger and Vuckic
Last Updated: September 23, 2010 12:41pm
Ameobi: Hero for Newcastle
Shola Ameobi believes a thrilling Carling Cup win at Chelsea provided an example of the new character within the Newcastle squad.
The Magpies produced a shock success at Stamford Bridge as Chris Hughton's team grabbed a late 4-3 victory over last season's Premier League and FA Cup winners.
Ameobi was the hero for Newcastle after grabbing two goals, including a 90th minute winner, but he insists that the result was a team effort.
He told The Chronicle: "It was a fabulous result for the team and for me personally to get two goals, including the late winner, which made it a very special night.
"Getting drawn away to Chelsea was about as tough a draw as you could get.
"But the spirit we have here these days showed on the night and it was sensational. I thought we fully deserved the victory."
Hughton named a much-changed side that included the likes of Shane Ferguson, Nile Ranger and Haris Vuckic.
And Ameobi was keen to praise his inexperienced team-mates, as he added: "The younger lads like Shane, Nile and Haris were superb and it was a great experience for them."