There were a number of Newcastle players not at their best in the game at Sunderland yesterday, but that wasn’t the case with captain Cheick Tiote, who again played his heart out for the side, and for the second game running was easily Newcastle’s best player.
Cheick Tiote – Newcastle’s best player again yesterday
When Sunderland were hustling and harrying Newcastle it was Cheick Tiote who was getting in there with his tackles and trying to get the ball, and he is at or near his best form for Newcastle, after his place came under pressure from Dutchman Vurnon Anita.
It’s great to see the Ivorian back to his old form and he has 59% of the vote followed by goalscorer Mathieu Debuchy who has another good game for the side.
There’s still time to vote if you haven’t already done so.
Certainly Cheick Tiote said before the game that he would be honored top lead the Newcastle side out in the derby game, and the captain did all he could yesterday to get a result for Newcastle.
And it’s just a pity that not enough Newcastle players followed his lead.