Shola Ameobi had a very good game yesterday, and went close to scoring his first league goal of the season twice, once when he had a great downward header from a Sissoko right wing cross, that Ruddy only blocked, and Yoan Gouffran was onto the ball like a flash – and Yoan had the ball in the back of the net for Newcastle’s second goal and an assist for Shola. The other close call for Shola was just before half time, when he hit a great shot but Ruddy made a great save to turn the ball around the post.
Shola Ameobi - in good form yesterday
Other players having good games yesterday - apart from Shola and Yoan – were Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko and the very solid Mike Williamson at the back.
Moussa missed a golden opportunity in the first half, when he was straight through on goal, but he pulled the ball wide, and it’s an areas of his game he could improve on – scoring goals.
Shola is top of our poll for best player yesterday at 42%, followed by Yohan Gouffran at 19% – and what an acquisition this lad has been.
Here’s your chance to vote – if you haven’t already done so.
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