Gus Poyet reflected that Helder Postiga will feel all the better for getting a first senior goal under his belt.
The goal came last Wednesday against Manchester City in the Carling Cup and, although Helder always insisted that the team was more important, Gus begs to differ in this instance.
"It was special for him and everybody knew that he needed it," he reasoned. "Everybody knows that for a striker to score his first goal is sometimes the key.
"I know how he must have been feeling, when I first came here I didn't score for seven games and then I scored seven very quickly. He will be alright now.
"He must be happy as well with the supporters, who have backed him for a while now even when he wasn't scoring - that was good for him as well."