Sky Sports are certainly giving Newcastle some plaudits this morning as they have three Newcastle players in their team of the week.
Kevin Nolan – in Sky Sports team of the week
Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique all make their top team this week, and the performance of the week goes to – Newcastle United.
This is what they said about Newcastle today in selecting them for the performance of the weekend:
Who could possibly have predicted this? With the Magpies resoundly beaten in their opening game of the season versus Manchester United and Aston Villa looking rampant under caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald against West Ham, the former were expected to be in for another tough time.
However, after John Carew skied his penalty, Newcastle took advantage as they stunned their opponents, whose confidence drained away. Andy Carroll netted a memorable hat-trick, the moustachioed Joey Barton scored a peach to open the scoring while Kevin Nolan helped himself to a brace.
Andy Carroll is selected along with The Walcott as the players of the weekend, and this is what they had to say about Andy:
Carroll enjoyed a brilliant Sunday afternoon. The towering attacker grabbed his first goal versus Aston Villa in the 34th minute, drilling past Brad Friedel. His second came via a sweet left foot strike before he wrapped up the hat-trick late on, darting in on goal and keeping his cool.
It all sounds very good to us – here is the piece on Sky Sports.