Martin Dubravka had an excellent game on Saturday for Newcastle.
So did Yoshinori Muto – who was making his first start for the club.
And the Japanese International celebrated that start with a terrific goal after just 10 minutes to put Newcastle 2-0 up.
Kenedy had scored a goal with that great left foot of his three minutes earlier, after being put through by Perez.
And it’s Muto who with a late surge of votes has just pipped goalkeeper Martin Dubravka as our Man of the Match for Saturday.
Dubravka had another terrific game and he seems to be getting better and better after picking up from where he left off last season.
Yoshinori Muto scores his first goal for Newcastle
And Muto worked his socks off once again for Newcastle and was also appreciative of the fans’ support as he put this tweet out after the game.
Thank you very much for your support at the away match. Without your support, I wouldn’t have scored my first goal. Next game, I will do my best to get 3 points for the team!… https://t.co/VU18KUpcY8
— Yoshinori Muto/?? ?? (@yoshimuto18) October 7, 2018
Newcastle were superb for the first hour or so on Saturday and it was so cruel we took nothing out of the game.
But that’s life at times – and that’s football.
We will do a lot better before this year comes to a close.