Alan Pardew will have taken quite a few positives out of the win last night where quite a few of our fringe players played well for Newcastle.
Paul Dummett attacked by team mates after scoring sensational winner
Top of the list in our Man of the Match poll is Manu Riviere, which is not surprising given his two good goals that set Newcastle up for the win – and they were his very first goals for Newcastle.
Next in the list is 17 year-old Adam Armstrong who had a good game last night and looked the part.
Newcastle fans will be hoping that’s just one step on the way to Adam getting a number of first team games this season, and the Chapel House youngster looked the part and brilliantly set up the winner for Paul Dummett to head home after 112 minutes.
Jack Colback had a great first half last night, and was as industrious as ever in Newcastle’s central midfield.
And when you see Jacks performance last night it’s really not surprising that he was called up for England, and we hope to see the 24 year-old have a long and successful career at Newcastle, and he already seems to be an improved player on Tyneside.
Manu Riviere scoring from the penalty spot last night
Fabricio Coloccini played a captain’s part last night, as he drove the players on and made a few runs himself into the Crystal Palace half, and his experience helped the youngsters cope with things last night too.
And although he was unfortunate to be sent off in extra time, Mehdi Abeid showed once again how much he has improved this season, following his season long loan to Greek Super League side Panathinaikos, which helped salvage his career on Tyneside.
Mehdi put in another very solid display, much like he had also given in the last round at Gillingham.
Now we need to have a game plan for Stoke City next Monday night, that can see us come away with another win – somehow.
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