Jonjo Shelvey had another terrific game for Newcastle yesterday getting two assists and he essentially ran the game for Newcastle especially in the first half and he is easily our Man of the Match for that display.
Jonjo got 77% of the vote so he was by far our best player in yesterday’s 3-1 home win against Brentford, who are one of the better Championship sides this season, and have now dropped to 9th place in the league.
Newcastle are in second place just one point behind leaders Norwich – so we are now in an automatic promotion place and that’s where we want to stay for the rest of the season, but preferably at the top of the table.
Jonjo Shelvey – easily our Man of the Match
Jonjo’s performance even had Rafa Benitez talking about the display, but the challenge to Jonjo is to keep producing those performances game in and game out – and if he can do that we dare say that Rafa will start him in most of our games.
Anyway – a big well done to the 24 year-old.
Goalscorer Dwight Gayle is second in the voting with 12% ov the vote and he got another brace yesterday to make that 5 goals in his last two St. James’ Park appearances and he now has 9 goals in 10 Championship appearances this season.
It seems that wearing the iconic number 9 shirt is to Dwight’s liking and we wonder how many goals this lad scan score for us this season?
Dwight Gayle scoring Newcastle’s second goal
His own goal (excuse the pun) was around 20 but he may have to raise that personal target fairly soon.
Anyway another very good goalscoring performance from the Newcastle number 9 and he certainly looks like a natural goalscorer who can snap up his chances.
Ciaran Clark after scoring Newcastle’s first goal
It’s probably not a surprise that the next player in the voting on 4% is our other goalscorer Ciaran Clark, who put away a good cross from Shelvey into the corner of the nat after just 11 minutes with a nice header.
In fact these three players have been three of our very best performers over the last few games – so it’s appropriate they are one, two and three in the voting for yesterday’s game.
And all three have been great buys for Newcastle this year.
It was definitely job done yesterday and now we have to do the same at Oakwell on Tuesday night against Barnsley.
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