Matt Richie has been a great buy for Newcastle United at just £10M from Bournemouth and we are now clearly seeing why Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was sorry to lose one of his best players.
Matt has been playing very well for Newcastle all season and last night against Wolves he scored a great first goal for Newcastle after 28 minutes and is our Man of the Match with 48% of the vote.
Matt Ritchie guides the ball home for a great goal
And then just three minutes later Matt put in the right wing cross that renaissance man Yoan Gouffran fired home in tremendous style to make it 2-0 and after that it was really one way traffic after that Newcastle in the ascendancy.
Matt dropped down a division to join Newcastle so that was a gutsy move while four of our high profile players were working out how to leave Newcastle to join Premier League clubs.
Townsend, Wijnaldum, Janmaat and Sissoko all left Newcastle to stay in the Premier League.
No wonder the fans just love Matt Ritchie – and he’s on his way to becoming a real Newcastle United star player.
Yoan made a good return to the team last night after not playing on Saturday and he finished second in the voting with a good 31% of the vote.
As well as working his socks off for the cause (as usual) the Frenchman scored another goal and he is proving his excellent form this season is not just a flash in the pan.
His story is a great one this season for Newcastle.
Matt and Yoan got the majority of the votes but 3rd was American DeAndre Yedlin (6%) who had a good game and looks like he could quickly become a huge fan favorite on Tyneside.