Newcastle had five Frenchman starting the game yesterday for Newcastle and in our poll for Man of the Match all five are in the top six best performing players.
Moussa Sissoko in action yesterday
But it’s Steven Taylor who currently leads the poll and Steven had a great game to try to hold the back four together in the absence of captain Fabricio Coloccini, who will also not play against in Russia on Thursday night, because it’s an artificial Astroturf pitch.
Alan Pardew said after the game yesterday that it would be silly to risk Coloccini in the game because of his injured back.
Here are the results of the Mon of the Match poll – and there’s still time to vote – one vote per reader.