Mathieu Debuchy will be our Man of the Match with 33% of the vote in the fantastic 4-2 win over an impressive Southampton side this afternoon at St. James’ Park, and Moussa Sissoko is on 23%, Cheick Tiote on 15% and Yohan Cabaye on 9%
Mathieu Debuchy – great game today for Newcastle
And it’s fitting that it was French Day today and three of the top four players for Newcastle today were French – and it was also a good team performance from our lads.
Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye both scored and Yoan Gouffran and Debuchy each got an assist, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaced Colo at half time.
Mapou looked cool and collected at the back for Newcastle in the second half, and this lad has to start somewhere along the back four – surely.
Mathieu Debuchy was delighted with the win and that Newcastle have moved up to 14th place in the league table, and we are now only 3 points behind 10th placed Stoke on 33 points:
“It was good for us.” “It was a good initiative taken by the club to do that and we came away with a victory at the end of the day, which was fantastic.” “To be honest, we didn’t just need that – we just needed the thought of moving up the league to get the motivation – but it was a nice thing.”
“It is something which has really touched me, the warm welcome I’ve received from everyone – the team, the staff and all of the people involved here at Newcastle.” “I’ve been very warmly welcomed from day one, and of course from the fans with a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium for all the French players.”
“It was a 100 per cent French-made goal, but it was well played by the whole team and it was important for us to get back into the match.” “It wasn’t the best start, to concede at the beginning of the game, but we managed to get back into it very quickly.”
“We had a great game and everyone played together. We were united and we went and won the game.” “It was a very important win today. Obviously Southampton were right there next to us so it was important to get ahead of them.”
“And of course it takes us above Sunderland too. I was told about the rivalry and I know how important it was. It was a good thing for us to get the job done but also to move up the league today.”
“I know Yohan, I know how he takes a penalty. People can have some doubts but I was confident he was going to score.” “It’s obviously something you need to get into, but now I feel very comfortable in the team.”
“I feel very happy and I hope that will continue. I hope the team’s and my own performances will continue and we can climb further up the Premier League.”
Newcastle still have a lot to play for this season, and if we can keep winning our Premier League games and advance in the Europa League, we could still do very well from what was a terrible position on 19th January when we lost to Reading 2-1 – that was the low point of the season
That was a short five weeks ago – and a lot has happened in the last five weeks – including Newcastle getting four wins and a draw in our six games since then – which included our first two away wins of the season.
Things are looking much brighter now at Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!
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