Newcastle were not at their best yesterday afternoon against a good Southampton side, especially up front, and we failed to get the win that we achieved against the Saints in this game last season.
Mathieu Debuchy in action yesterday
Here are four things that we learned yesterday:
- Vurnon Anita came in for the suspended Yohan Cabaye, and he had an excellent game for Newcastle, even though the side missed the creativity of Yohan in the middle of the pitch. Vurnon has been in excellent form this season for the Magpies, and even though he’s finding it difficult to get a starting place, when he does come in he puts in some fine performances for the side, and he’s made 15 appearances so far this season.
- Vurnon is second in our Man of the Match voting behind only Mathieu Debuchy, who has 33% of the vote compared to 25% for Vurnon, and the French International has been terrific for Newcastle this season, and is fast becoming one of the best right backs in the Premier League.
- Loic Remy missed two (very) easy chances for Newcastle yesterday, so at least he’s proved he’s human, but if Loic had been in his usual sharp form in front of goal yesterday Newcastle would surely have wrapped up all 3 points, but the game has to be looked on as 2 points lost yesterday – and now we need a win at Crystal Palace next Saturday – which will not be easy.
- Yoan Gouffran scored again for Newcastle yesterday, and he took his chance very well, and that’s now six goals this season, only two goals behind Loic Remy. This lad has been an outstanding acquisition for the club, and after the game he said he just loves scoring at St. James’ Park because of the great fans and the reaction he gets from scoring – keep it up Yoan – you’ve been great for Newcastle this season
What do you think?
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