Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot was delighted to come through his Magpies debut with a win.
The 25-year old summer signing made his Newcastle bow in last nightâs dramatic 4-3 Carling Cup win at Nottingham Forest and despite conceding on three occasions, the ex-Charlton Athletic man was pleased with how and his teammates performed in a bizarre match.
"It wasn't your run-of-the-mill game, was it?,â he told the clubâs official website after captain Fabricio Coloccini headed home the winner in the 122nd minute.
"The manager made some changes and gave the squad players a chance. He said there is very little between all the players in the squad and that this was our chance to impress, and I think we did that.
"We conceded a couple of sloppy goals, but I think all-in-all we were the better team, especially when we passed and moved it.
"I was pleased with my performance. I didn't see the first goal until after it was hit, and maybe if I had been sighted then I would have saved it, but you can't have everything perfect. I am always striving to improve, and I want to do that when I next get a chance.
"But generally I was pleased with my kicking, crosses and everything else, and the conditions weren't easy."