We’ve had this blog online since April of 2007, and in that time we’ve put out 499 polls, and no player has ever hit 90% or more for a Man of the Match poll that we recently changed to the Best Player poll – until yesterday.
This is one of Tim Krul’s 14 saves yesterday
And after a terrific performance in the Newcastle goal, when he kept Tottenham goalless, Tim Krul is leading the poll of who was Newcastle’s best player yesterday with 91% of the vote.
Alan Pardew’s response to his display was “Wow” – and the Tottenham manager Villas-Boas rightly said that Tom Krul was the difference in the game.
Tim made about eight top saves and had 14 shots saved in total, the most ever by a Premier League goalkeeper, and Tottenham had 14 shots on goal – well all we can say to Spurs is – better luck next time.
But the Tottenham manager and the Spurs fans will be shaking their heads as to how come they didn’t win the game yesterday.
They came back very strongly in the second half, and it seemed like after the Thursday game in Europe they were less than at their best in the first half, and Newcastle took advantage of that and were 1-0 up at the break.
Then the second half was Tottenham coming full force at Newcastle, and a goalkeeping display by Tim Krul that was simply great to watch – for Newcastle fans that is.
Here’s the latest poll results.
Tim Krul was simply in magnificent form for Newcastle yesterday.