Video: Grieving Peter Lovenkrands scores emotional equaliser for Newcastle

Posted by - January 19, 2010 - Championship, Football videos, Newcastle United

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.”

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