It’s just great when Newcastle get some recognition, and after four league wins in a row in November, and Tim Krul’s magnificent performance at Tottenham, when he made 14 saves – the most ever in a Premier League game – Alan Pardew has been named the Barclay’s Manager of the Month for November and Tim Krul has been named Player of the Month.
Tim Krul and Alan Pardew today
The Newcastle manager was always a red-hot favorite to win the award, after four successive wins and two in succession against top clubs Chelsea and Tottenham, and it’s good to see Alan receive some recognition – goodness knows he gets enough criticism from some fans.
And Tim Krul could have put the best performance seen by a goalkeeper in a Premier League game at White Hart Lane for some time, when it was Tim against Tottenham in that second half – and Tim won, and kept a clean sheet in Newcastle’s superb 1-0 win.
In that run of four successive wins – which was broken when we lost 3-0 at Swansea on Wednesday night, Newcastle beat Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion.
This is what Alan Pardew said today :
“I think the performance against Chelsea was the highlight. We deserved to win that game.” ”The Spurs game we played well in the first half but did hang on a bit.” ”Tim won player of the month on the back of that performance”
And Tim Krul added the following comment::
“I’m over the moon. There are so many top players out there. It is a big honor.”
So now we will see if Newcastle can play somewhere near their best form tomorrow at Old Trafford, and maybe even come away with our first win there since 1972.
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