It was the same top two players in our Man of the Match Poll yesterday compared with the previous game against Brighton & Hove Albion – but they have switched positions.
And not for the first time this season the forgotten man of Newcastle – Yoan Gouffran – is our Man of the Match with 39% of the vote followed by Jonjo Shelvey with 19% of the vote.
Yoan Gouffran in action at Derby
In our Man of the Match poll for the Brighton game Shelvey was at the top with 30% and Yoan in second place with 20%.
Yoan had another powerful game and scored a fabulous goal which has a very good chance of being the Goal of the Month for September – and maybe a Newcastle player will win the first two Goals of the Month award for this Championship season?
Dwight Gayle is ahead in the August poll for his terrific winner at Bristol City that was quite brilliantly set up by Mohamed Diame.
Jonjo Shelvey was a surprise starter in yesterday’s game, but we could soon see why as the former Swansea player had another really good game.
Maybe Rafa is finally starting to get the best out of this gifted midfielder.
Newcastle’s young captain Jamaal Lascelles continued his consistent good form by taking 3rd place with 12% of the vote – and the defense continues to look solid.
It was certainly another good professional performance from the team and our second successive road win.
Rafa now has eight wins in the 17 games he has so far managed at Newcastle United.
Can’t be bad!