Newcastle were a little dodgy in defense in the game against West Ham at home on Saturday in the second half.
It ended up to be a surprise 3-0 defeat after we had won three games in a row.
But the defense was back in form last night at Goodison Park and showed grit, guts, and courage to limit the Toffees to a single goal in the hard-won point and a 1-1 draw.
Martin Dubravka continued his excellent form in goal for Newcastle this year and was our Man of the Match with 44% of the vote.
Martin Dubravka – Man of the Match – another brilliant display
With Juventus said to be after him, Rafa may want to give him a new improved contract given how important player has been this year at Newcastle – he deserves it too.
The current two starting center-backs Fernandez and Schar were second and third respectively in the voting – and they have proven to be excellent together in central defense.
But Swiss International Schar picked up his fifth yellow card of the season so he will get a one-match ban and will, therefore, miss the home game against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.
It was an excellent result for us last night, and now 3 points is exactly what we need on Sunday afternoon against Wolves at home.
A win will help us climb the league table although not with the next game because we are now a full 5 points behind the club just above us in the league – West Ham.
Here’s where we stand after the midweek games.