Not for the first time this season our Man of the Match is Matt Ritchie.
Matt was a bargain buy from Bournemouth last year and in the 2-1 win yesterday against Stoke City at At. James’ Park he set up both goals. – one for Christian Atsu and then the winner for captain Jamaal Lascelles.
One was for Christian Atsu after 19 minutes, and the other was the winner for captain Jamaal Lascelles after 68 minutes.
And it was the second game in a row the combination of a right-wing corner from Matt Ritchie and a Jamaal Lascelles header won the game for the Magpies.
Matt Ritchie – Man of the Match
Matt Ritchie’s crosses were continually dangerous, and Matt got 47% of the vote.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles was second in the voting with 22% in what was another great win for Newcastle United.
We are still 4th in the league table after Arsenal and Chelsea drew 0-0 this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, and we are just one point behind the Blues.