Moussa Sissoko is about fifth in line to be captain of Newcastle United, but he was handed the honor yesterday because Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong and Steven Taylor were all out injured, and the French International midfielder had another commanding and powerful performance for Newcastle yesterday in midfield, and scored the winning goal.
Moussa is easily our Man of the Match for yesterday, and manager Pardew seems to agree because after the game Alan said Sissoko was the best player on the field.
Moussa Sissoko after scoring yesterday
Moussa has been playing some his best football for Newcastle this season and yesterday was no exception and the goalscorer yesterday currently has a massive 62% of the vote.
Next in line is local lad Jack Colback, who was a terrific free agent signing from neighbors Sunderland with 11% of the vote – and Ryan Taylor is next with 6% of the vote.
There was a huge concern yesterday about Ryan but last night he tweeted that he had left the game as a precaution and that there is no new injury to his right knee – and that was a huge relief for the Liverpudlian and for the Newcastle fans too.
Ryan provided some great set piece deliveries, and this alone is one reason Alan Pardew may try to find a place for him in the starting line-up.
All our players showed terrific spirit, fortitude and guts again yesterday, and we deserved all 3 points and more importantly – for the sixth game in a row – we won the game.
It’s a great time to be a Newcastle fan at the moment, and to think we have all next week to soak up being in joint 4th place with Manchester United, but officially 5th on on goal difference.
It should be a good week. 😀
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