Fabricio Coloccini showed yesterday that he can still be a top center-back in the Premier League, and he used all his vast experience, skill and guile to keep out Manchester United as the Argentine International played a fabulous game at the back for Newcastle – a real captain’s game by a player who leads by example
This is what it meant to Coloccini at the end of the game
He was the best player on the field at Old Trafford, and he was helped by some other excellent performances from other Newcastle players, such as Tim Krul, Steven Taylor, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic to name only four.
One thing to remember was that it was a great Newcastle performance and we didn’t have players like Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong or Rolando Aarons playing yesterday,
So we are starting to have some strength in depth, and competition for places, which is what we need to be successful this season.
Colo won the Man of the Match rather easily with 47% of the total vote, followed by Tim Krul who gave a good display of goalkeeping in front of his former Dutch National manager.
Tim could even get a start for Holland in their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers under new head coach Danny Blind.
Here are the poll results, and there’s still time to vote if you haven’t already done so.