Trevor Sinclair played mainly for Blackpool, QPR and West Ham during his long career – and he is now a pundit and commentator on BBC radio 5.
The 43 year-old former winger, who played 12 times for England, was commentating on the Leeds United – Newcastle game this afternoon.
Newcastle won the much-anticipated game 2-0 fairly easily, but in the middle portion of the game Leeds put some pressure on the Newcastle defense.
The lads held firm however for another clean sheet – our first in three games – but it was also our 11th clean sheet in all competitions this season.
Rafa Benitez at Elland Road this afternoon
Credit to the impressive and improving goalkeeper Karl Darlow and a solid back four in front of him.
The Chronicle is reporting tonight that during his commentary for BBC Radio 5 Live this afternoon, this is what Trevor said about Newcastle:
“The build-up play and the way Rafa Benitez has got them playing is absolutely superb.”
“You talk about levels. Newcastle look like a Premier League team, playing against a Championship side.”
“That’s not me digging out Leeds because I think they have looked solid, but I think this Newcastle team could give any team in the Premier League a good game.”
“That’s how well they are playing.”
Rafa’s got the lads playing some really good football and that was witnessed by Newcastle’s second goal after 54 minutes – a great team goal finished off well by Newcastle’s deadly number 9 Dwight Gayle.
Dwight had also scored the first goal after 23 minutes when Leeds United goalkeeper Robert Green dropped the ball at his feet so Dwight poked it over the line – a gift if
It reminded us of the soft goal he let in while playing for England against the US in the World Cup in South Africa six years ago.
It was another excellent win by Newcastle and it put us 5 points ahead of Brighton at the top of the Championship.