At the time of writing there’s only about 40 votes between Aleksandar Mitrovic and Christian Atsu for our Man of the Match for the game yesterday against Cardiff City that we won 2-1 -with Mitro just in the lead.
Of course both players were involved very early in the game yesterday – after only three minutes – when Mitro set up Atsu nicely and the Ghanaian slammed the ball home to make it 1-0.
Atsu was only starting because Matt Ritchie was suspended for one game after picking up his 5th yellow card at Preston last Saturday.
Aleksandar Mitrovic in action against Cardiff
But Christian showed the potential he has with an excellent first half performance and Aleksandar continued his excellent form of the previous two game,s although this time he didn’t manage to score.
Both players had very good games.
And in third place is classy center-back Ciaran Clark who is playing near his best form since he came to Newcastle.
Christian Atsu after scoring first goal
It shows how players playing in a relegation sides can look poor when their confidence is low, but once that confidence is restored they look completely different players.
That’s what has happen with Ciaran who we bought from Aston Villa for just £5M and we always thought Ciaran looked a classy player.\
But yes – he made mistakes last season when Villa were relegated with Newcastle.
He’s turning out to be a terrific bargain for Newcastle – wonder how much he is worth today?
It was another great win yesterday – the 8th in a row!
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