Steven Taylor: Here's how Newcastle United maintain momentum

Newcastle United defeated Leicester City by a 1-0 score and Steven Taylor believes that defending from the front will be crucial from here on in.

Newcastle United ended their miserable Premier League form on Saturday as the Magpies - who, ahead of the Leicester City match were yet to record a single victory - slayed the Foxes by a 1-0 score to see them rise into 18th place in the table, just one point away from North-East rivals Sunderland in 17th spot.

For defender Steven Taylor, defending from the front will be key for the Magpies if Newcastle United are to continue to bank points in their upcoming fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, Liverpool at home, West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns and Queens Park Rangers at home.

"It's absolutely great to be back and in amongst it," said Taylor, as per the club's official website.

"The lads put in a great performance today and the win was fully deserved. All the way from Tim [Krul] to Papiss [Cisse], they were all outstanding and fully deserved the three points.

"I made sure I kept on them off the front foot, didn't give them time and got in amongst it and made sure they knew that they were in the game against me."

He continued: "We competed all around the pitch. The midfield battled well and it makes it easier for the back four and when you're defending from the front. Moussa [Sissoko] and Papiss started it off for us so I tip my hat to them, they were great.

"You want to win every game and get clean sheets. For us we've got to get back to doing the basics and make sure that we look at previous games we've played and correct the mistakes from them.

"Now we've got to take it one game at a time. We'll enjoy this win but next week it's going to be even harder so we know what we've got to do."

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