In our Man of the Match poll for yesterday, our best players in the game were Ayoze Perez, who again tops the poll, Jack Colback was second, and scored his second successive goal for Newcastle yesterday – great effort, Moussa Sissoko was third in the voting and scored the third goal – which we were hoping would be the winner.
Fourth in the poll is Manu Riviere – who we thought had a good game and probably shouldn’t have been replaced by young Adam Armstrong in the second half – but that’s all in retrospect.
Ayoze Perez in action yesterday
- Ayoze Perez continues to be the darling of the Newcastle fans, and he showed fantastic skills to set up the third goal for Moussa Sissoko – and we were really hoping that would be the winner, but it wasn’t to be and our hearts sagged when they equalized after 86 minutes. Perez got 61% of the vote.
- Jack Colback is playing really goof football these days that he should be called up for the England squad again, and his goal yesterday was simply superb, and what a left foot the Killingworth lad has. He’s been a very valuable player for us all season, and is our most consistent player. Jack had 17% of the vote.
- Moussa Sissoko scored another goal yesterday – his 3rd of the season in 22 appearances- and he now has 9 goals for the club in 78 total appearances. And it looks like Arsenal’s interest in him is real, and Newcastle have rejected a £9M bid from Arsenal.
Now we will see if they increase their bid or whether PSG come in with a bigger bid. If any club bids £16M for Moussa – he’s gone this month. The Frenchman got 10% of the vote.
- Manu Riviere led the line well yesterday, and should start tomorrow at Leicester City – and he can still come good at Newcastle, and he obviously has the talent – he just needs to get a goal or two to get things going.
Manu hasn’t had many chances this season, and with Papiss Cisse out for at least six weeks, he should get some starts and a chance to show what he can do for Newcastle – he looked good yesterday and got 4% of the vote.
It’s a game yesterday we thought was almost a must win game but we couldn’t do it – maybe we can get through to the 4th round of the FA Cup tomorrow at Leicester City?
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