We think that Vurnon Anita had his best game for Newcastle yesterday in the 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Premier League Champions,Manchester City, and he was involved in almost everything Newcastle did, as he took the corners and free kicks, and they were good ones for a change yesterday.
Vurnon Anita – great game yesterday
And Anita has easily won our Man of the Match poll with 72% of the vote, and we need the Dutch International to keep producing these energetic performances at the heart of the Newcastle midfield, if we are going to climb the league table and get away from the relegation zone.
And manager Alan Pardew also thought he was Newcastle’s best player yesterday, and he had this to say about the Dutchman.
“Vurnon is not getting any taller, but he is growing into the shirt.” “You have to say that the two best players on the pitch were Yaya Toure who is 6ft 5in and the other one was Vurnon at 4ft 3in, or whatever he is.” “He’s given us an exuberance that we’ve needed.”
Vurnon is 5’6″ tall and just one inch shorter than the best player in the world – Lionel Messi.
And we thought Vurnon would be a good player for Newcastle, once he made the adjustment to the much faster pace of the English way of playing football, and he’s coming through for Newcastle now big time - and it’s great to see.
Here’s a chance to vote in our Man of the Match poll – if you haven’t already done so.
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