Mohamed Diame scored his second league goal in four days yesterday and he is also was out Man of the Match for the second successive game with 33% of the vote beating out the impressive Jonjo Shelvey who got 20%.
Jonjo has been so good in the last couple of months that he is hardly ever out of the top three in our poll and it’s likely the game at the Pirelli Stadium could be his last game for a while with his personal hearing coming up for his FA misconduct charge this week.
Both players were essentially playing in the middle of the park for Newcastle with Diame playing his familiar number 10 role and they both worked their socks off to keep a good Burton Albion side at bay in that second half.
Mo Diame scores Newcastle’s second goal
Mo is definitely coming into some good form but unfortunately he will soon be off in January for the African Cup of Nations where he will represent Senegal.
Third in the voting with 10% was our prolific number 9 striker Dwight Gayle with his 17th goal of the campaign and he also went close a couple of times.
It was a good team performance yesterday and especially a good defensive rearguard action in that second half to keep the score at 2-1 and get another valuable 3 points.