These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players At Oakwell – Video

For the second game in a row it was Dwight Gayle who easily won our Man of the Match poll with a brace of goals and 70% of the vote.

His two opportunist second half goals were enough the give us the 2-0 win at Oakwell and send us to the top of the league.

That was our fourth win on the trot, since we amazingly beat Norwich 4-3 with goals in the 95th and 96th minutes back on 28th September.


Dwight Gayle in action at Oakwell

Dwight is fast becoming a hero on Tyneside and if he keeps scoring like this then it will help our promotion drive which is almost all the matters this season – we must get promoted back to the Premier League.

As usual the number 9 was well supported by his team-mates and Matt Ritchie returned to the team having recovered from the virus he had picked up – and Matt had another stellar game for the Magpies.


Matt Ritchie congratulates Dwight Gayle after second goal

It was Matt who set up Dwight’s second goal as he quickly but the ball through to the number 9 who then beat the goalkeeper to the ball and somehow put the ball into the back of the net.

That put the Magpies 2-0 up after 68 minutes and the game was essentially over.

When he was replaced late in the game Ritchie got a standing ovation from the almost 6,000 traveling Newcastle fans.

Matt finished second in the voting with 12%.

Another player in really good form at the moment is Jonjo Shelvey who had yet another good game and was again very strong in midfield and he’s starting to show he can be consistent in a Newcastle shirt.


Jonjo Shelvey celebrating with Dwight Gayle

Jonjo finished third in the voting with 8% of the vote.

We will need all three players to be at or near their best form on Saturday when we host Ipswich Town.

The Tractor Boys could be difficult to beat with their defense conceding only 9 goals so far in 13 league games.

Here’s a reminder of the highlights on Tuesday night.

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2 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    True, about Barca. Still, maybe Guardiola is just starting on his OWN project, at City. BTW, Nasri should’ve been kept on.

    On previous, Gayle ‘doesn’t put a foot wrong’. Humble, yet confident. Admits shortcomings. Praises ALL his team mates.

  • Mag52

    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2


    How you can call yourself ‘jail for Ashley’ and not be aware that the failings of our club since he bought it have been down to him 100%, just amazes me.
    Hopefully, since the relegation, he has come to his senses by giving to Rafa the powers that a successful manager needs to do a proper job.
    Pardew walked out half way through a contract which would have set him up for life because he could no longer work under the conditions imposed by MA.
    He left, McClaren relegated us, so thanks to AP we have a reformed regime, a top manager and genuine hope for the future.


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