These Were Newcastle´s Best Three Players Against Man United

Newcastle did so well to come back from 2-0 down against Manchester United on Tuesday night and one of those two goals was an absolute gift from referee Mike Dean after just 9 minutes, when he gave a very soft penalty for a supposed Mbemba hand-ball.

It´s just a pity the referees are not made more accountable for the many mistakes they make that are so obvious after  TV replays of the incidents.

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Gini Wijnaldum scores great goal on Tuesday night

One of those was the penalty on Tuesday night which was an absolute gift from Dean to Manchester United.

But Newcastle came roaring back and a late screamer from local lad Paul Dummett got us a point in a 3-3 draw – in what  was one of the best games seen this season in the Premier League.

We had a number of good performance on Tuesday night – here are the top three players in our Man of the Match poll.

  1. Georginio Wijnaldum got 54% of the vote and scored a great goal that was well set up by the next two players in our poll – captain Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
    Wijnaldum on his day seems to float with speed around the pitch and looks a great player and he always plays well against the big teams.
    It was Gini´s 8th goal of the season and he remains our top goalscorer this season and we need more of those top performances from the Dutch International through the final 17 games of the season if we are to avoid relegation.
    A great game from the 25 year-old who is looking like an excellent acquisition for Newcastle..
  2. Fabricio Coloccini (19%) has been playing well for Newcastle in the last few games and finally showing his class at center-back and the Argentine seems a lit more determined these days than he appeared at the start of the season.
    He´s been on Tyneside since the summer of 2008 and knows all about what Newcastle fans expect and he put in another very good solid performance for us on Tuesday night.
    Colo´s shot just before Gini scored late in the first half whistled only an inch or so over the cross-bar and it shows what a good technical  player Colo is.
    He´s taken a lot of criticism from fans and pundits alike this season, but is now playing more consistently.
    He turns 34 a week tomorrow and he certainly has the experience that we need in the Newcastle side.
  3. Aleksandar Mitrovic (12%) had a good game and not only did he make that penalty look so easy to make it 2-2 with 22 minutes to play – but he also had an assist for Gini´s goal – so the 21 year-old had some good production for us against the Red Devils.
    His goal and overall display should give the youngster confidence and he has said today that he is now starting to gain in confidence on Tyneside.
    We certainly need goals from the Serbian – and if he can start putting the ball in the back of the net – that would help us stay in the Premier League this season.
    That´s the major aim of Newcastle United – forget about finishing 8th in the league and of course as usual – we are out of both cups very early.
    A good performance from the youngster on Tuesday night and he proved difficult for the Red Devils defense to handle.

Here are the full results.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Manchester United?

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10 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    I reckon Wij is gonna be a fabulous player for us. Consistency will come along, but he’s got bags of ability. We aren’t that far away from a decent side. Signing a prolific goal scorer is the hard bit. A finisher would transform us and hide a multitude of sins..

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #2

    f we sign a new striker and Winger. De Jong will b down the pecking order and with counter attacking football he jst cant handle it.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #3

    very glad for mitro as the lads been in for a rough time since joining us and to get 2 assists and 1 goal will do well for his confidence and stats.

    hopefully a turning point for him.

  • mindshaft

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Mitro didn’t actually touch the ball for Ginis goal, header was by Manure player

  • Spoof

    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #5

    SA Toon

    Would it be that much of a gamble though, for a while we have played two up front and as much as I like Perez he hasn’t really taken advantage of Mitro’s hold up play, leave Perez out and have Sissoko and Thauvin on either side of Gini and we would also get the best from Gini as well as he loves to make those runs into the box, assuming Shelvey will play from a deep lying position with either Tiote/Colback or Saviet alongside him then for me we would have more going forward due to Shelvey trying to push us up the park and as we have seen all season we are better when on the front foot, so I don’t really see it as a huge gamble, and as we saw against Spurs, Perez can be a very effective game changer as a sub if needed.

    Just a view mind, no doubt we will all have different sides and approaches, but it’s good fun playing the manager lol

  • mindshaft

    Jan 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #6

    I reckon Gini is going to be a fantastic player for one of the top six – probably Chelsea

  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 14, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #7

    We should sign
    CB: Koulibaly
    LB: Willems
    WF: Townsend
    CF: Lacazzete

    And we will have a decent side.
    Elliott, Colo, Colback, Aarons, Thauvin, Perez, Mitrovic.

  • Spoof

    Jan 14, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #8


    you beat me to it !

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 14, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Fair play to Colo like. I am among his biggest critics but he certainly has knuckled down in the last month or two. I stand by my opinion that his commitment drifts, he’s now too slow and lacks the type of leadership ability we need right now but there’s no doubt his form has picked up.
    But come on, 34 now, struggling to keep up. We must be looking to bring in a replacement in the near future.

  • matt11_25

    Jan 14, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Mindshaft @ 4
    At first I thought the same, as did the commentator, but after watching the slow motion I’m pretty sure mitro hit it. Which is an incredible pass really.


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