Lovenkrands surprised by error

05 March 2009 10:35
Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands admitted his surprise when Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar gifted him his goal on Wednesday. The 29-year-old, who signed on a free transfer in January, opened the scoring at St James' Park against the champions after the Dutch stopper fumbled a weak cross-come-shot from winger Jonas Gutierrez. The Danish international was on hand to tap in the rebound to become the first player in 1,311 minutes of Premier League action to score past the 38-year-old. United came back to win the game 2-1 with goals from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov to spoil the former Rangers man's night. The result means the Magpies are still perilously close to the drop zone with one point between themselves and 18th-placed Blackburn. "Normally a quality keeper holds that shot," he told Ekstra Bladet. "But the ball got away from him and the trick is to be in the right place at the right time. "I didn't know that my goal ended Van der Sar's streak and record. But it is hard to be happy on personal success when the team didn't get any points."

Source: SKY_Sports

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