Three players were easily our best players in the hard-fought 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday against a solid Bournemouth side.
The two goalscorers, Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie, and captain for the day – local lad Paul Dummett.
The two goals were both scored in stoppage time – one before half time (Salomon Rondon) and then in stoppage time at the end of the game (Matt Ritchie) and they were both superb strikes.
And you can see why Rafa Benitez is such a fan of Paul Dummett who makes very few mistakes and the defense always looks better with Paul playing.
And his clearance off the line when the score was still 1-1 was fantastic.
Salomon Rondon after scoring just before half time
Matt Ritchie had an excellent game, and he couldn’t help but celebrate his last gasp equalizer against his former club – but of course, he meant no disrespect.
He’s always praising Bournemouth as an excellent football club, and they are now fully established in the Premier League.
But it’s Salomon Rondon who wins our Man of the Match award with 32% of the vote followed by Dummett (26%) and then Ritchie (23%).
And a mention for Isaac Hayden who is next in line as he continues to look such an improved player since he came back into the starting line-up in December.
We really hope he can stay with Newcastle in the summer and can sort out the family difficulties he has at the moment.
It was a good team performance from the lads – who simply never give up in any game.