It was another win to remember yesterday afternoon against another one of the top six sides in England, and to think we have taken a maximum 6 points from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the last two games without conceding a goal is almost unbelievable.
Loic Remy challenges Raniere Sandro yesterday
Here’s five things we learned about the Newcastle side yesterday:
- Tim Krul is one of the most talented goalkeepers in the Premier League, and he has been a success at Newcastle since joining us in the summer of 2005, when he was just 17 years old.
And there’s not many goalkeepers who have the ability to make saves like the Dutchman made yesterday, and he’s getting praise from all quarters, and rightly so.
- Our two full backs nullified the dangerous Tottenham wingers, with Davide Santon putting in an excellent display against the dangerous Andros Townsend, and Mathieu Debuchy again blocking shots and having yet another good game for the Magpies, and nothing much came down Spurs’ left wing yesterday. Both full-backs simply excellently yesterday.
- In central defense Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa again looked like an excellent pair, who put their lives on the line for Newcastle in every game, and they were again outstanding yesterday.
Mike’s heading ability and general no-nonsense play combines well with Mapou’s movement and speed – and they’ve been fabulous together in Newcastle last three games.
And to think we thought Mike may have left the club last summer – wrong again Ed.
- Loic Remy is a fantastic player for Newcastle, and the goal for Newcastle yesterday was superb, with Yoan Gouffran winning the ball from a Tottenham midfielder and putting the perfect through ball for Remy to run onto, and he went past the goalkeeper, before slotting the ball into the empty net. Please sign up for us soon Loic!
- The Newcastle players have taken some stick all year about not being passionate enough when they wear a Newcastle shirt, but that has not been evident at all lately, when the lads in the last three games, including the Manchester City League Cup tie have given everything they have and more, and in the 90 minutes in each of the last three games against top six sides, we have not conceded a goal.
These lads seem to have grown into what the fans want to see – players that give everything they have for Newcastle in every game – and it’s simply inspiring to watch.
What other positives came out of the game yesterday?
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