Never one to be shy in coming forward to claim credit, Alan Pardew has claimed that he played a part in Sammy Ameobi’s game changing goal.

Obviously the Newcastle manager was the one who made the substitution but he claims his part in the goal went beyond that.

alan-pardew-tottenham-hotspur-newcastle-united-nufc-02-600x410Pardew claims that he instructed Jack Colback to play the ball forward from the kick-off when the second half began.

Of course the rest is history and Alan Pardew’s cunning plan worked…

Interviewed on the club’s official TV channel, the Newcastle boss was asked;

‘You brought Sammy Ameobi on but you can’t have expected him to make an impact so quickly?’

In reply;

“No, but I did say to Jack you know, play a forward pass (at second half kick-off) Jack you know, and I think that was his first forward pass of the game and it was an absolutely beautiful pass.

“It is a great goal though and suddenly the game changes.”

Unconfirmed reports claim that Pardew also told Sammy Ameobi to try and kick the ball towards that net hanging off the sticks.