It was one of those times when the winner of the Man of the Match award for last night’s game wouldn’t be in any doubt, after Florian Thauvin had a very productive (and great) game in his first start for Newcastle, when he scored one goal and had three assists – so was involved in every single Newcastle goal, as in the end we comfortably beat Northampton Town 4-1.
Florian scored after three minutes and then put on a clinic of how to cross the ball into the penalty box, and three goals came from those pinpoint crosses and it could have been more.
Florian Thauvin at Newcastle – Howay The Lads!!
Florian will quickly become a big star with Newcastle fans because of his fantastic skills, and he put on some show last night – that’s for sure.
He’s a magician when he drops that shoulder of his and seems to go in one direction – but then goes in the other – and Luke Shaw had to drag him down when he was going past him after making that move on the young Englishman last Saturday.
That was after about 30 seconds into his debut.
While a number of us thought this was a risky signing by Newcastle, it could turn out to be the best one of the summer, and that’s saying something.
Florian could be the man that makes everything tick – and set up those chances for the likes of Mitrovic, Wijnaldum, Perez and others – and score some himself too.
To say the very least, he’s a very exciting player to have in the team.