It was really a great win for Newcastle yesterday at West Ham and an excellent Christmas present for Newcastle fans after we had gone 9 weeks and 9 games picking up just a single point.
It was not only a good win yesterday at the London Stadium but we played well and deserved all 3 points against one of the other clubs fighting relegation this season.
Christian Atsu scored a goal and had an assist in the second half of this game and those 45 minutes were likely the best of his Newcastle career and he continually got the better of Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta.
If Christian can keep repeating this type of form as he breaks quickly from defense, he’s going to be an excellent buy for just £6M from Chelsea.
Atsu tops the voting with 48% of the vote.
Christian Atsu – scoring Newcastle’s third goal – he also had an assist
And the talk of the Toon today is Henri Saivet after his great goal – his first for the club – after 10 minutes yesterday and a good all-round solid performance in the center of the field.
Henri played well and scored that terrific goal which shows the technical talent he has.
But somehow Rafa doesn’t rate him and put him up for sale late last week.
Rafa Benitez did say after the game that he was pleased with the way both central midfielders – Saivet and Diame – had played.
Henri got 25% of the vote and surely will get another chance in the first team?
Here’s all the voting for our Man of the Match poll.