The 6-2 win yesterday at home to Norwich for our first league win of the season was exactly what was needed by the fans, the players, the coaching staff and yes – Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley.
We showed we can compete in the Premier League or at least we can score some goals against the weaker sides – even if our defending still needs a lot to be desired.
Gini Wijnaldum – our Man of the Match
He´s the player of the moment
The defense is something that needs to be worked on this week and maybe Kevin Mbabu is fit again to come in at left back at Sunderland on Sunday.
Steve McClaren however may prefer local lad Paul Dummett who started his first game of the soeans yesterday but was replaced in the second half by the fit again Sadio Haidara.
24 year-old Dutch International and former PSC captain Gini Wijnaldum put in one of the best performances seen at Newcastle for a long time and one of the best performances of the weekend in the Premier League.
In what was a pulsating game to watch for the neutral, Newcastle scored six goals for the first time since August 2010 and Gini scored four – two headers and tow right footed shorts with the final goal after 86 minutes being spectacular as he fired home from outside the penalty area.
Wijnaldum gets a massive 79% to easily win our Man of the Match poll.
Credit to Moussa Sissoko who had three assists yesterday but he was lax for their first goal when he looked too much like Ben Arfa in the lackadaisical way he just went through the motions of tracking back.
Moussa allowed Norwich to score easily when they had oceans of room down the left wing for their first goal.
Anyway, it was a good attacking performance from the man who want to play in the Champions League.
He would be better advised to stay at Newcastle and be a star for us.
Mitrovic and Perez are next in the voting and they both scored so the top four have most of the stats from yesterday´s game when Newcastle had six shots on target and scored every time.
Newcastle looked a great side moving forward yesterday and we have to tighten up that defense through the end of the year with some good caoching before we can bring one or two new defenders in January.