Newcastle striker dedicates West Brom goal to his dad
Peter Lovenkrands scored a goal against West Brom to maintain Newcastle’s unbeaten home record in the Championship – just three days after his father died.
The Danish striker had originally planned to stay away from St James’ Park last night to be with his family. But he made a late decision to instead play the match in honour of his father, Bent.
The change of heart worked out for both Newcastle and the Lovenkrands family. The Magpies grabbed a vital point and Lovenkrands pointed to the sky and was visibly moved after finding the net.
He said: “I can’t put my feelings into words. I’m still very emotional when I think about it. I’m just so pleased that we got a point and that I got a goal for my dad. It was a difficult decision to play, but he was such a huge football fan and he wanted me to do this. I didn’t want to let him down.”