In what was a much need rebound from a miserable night on Monday, the lads came through and got an unexpected point against Manchester City. As things went, Newcastle remain in the 14th spot in the league and are primed to climb the table if they can some results over the next few weeks.
It’s games like the one on Saturday where it’s hard to decide on a top performer. We had a few players come through to put in shifts that helped Newcastle come from behind twice to rescue a point.
There’s, of course, our two goal scorers Jetro Willems and Jonjo Shelvey. Both scored goals that were not only excellent strikes but so timely as they came shortly after Manchester City’s goals.
We also had great performances at the back with Federico Fernandez putting in a towering display. Both Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett were also stout at the back as they flung themselves about to block shots and intercept passes.
However, it’s the man between the sticks who wins his second consecutive poll as Newcastle’s best player. Martin won the poll against Aston Villa, and he follows that by getting the most votes from Saturday as well.
Of the 1,071 total votes, Dubravka collected 357 for 33% to quite easily win the Man of the Match. Jonjo Shelvey was the best of the rest with 18%, and behind him with 15% was fellow goal scorer Jetro Willems.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Manchester City?
- Martin Dubravka (33%, 354 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (18%, 191 )
- Jetro Willems (15%, 163 )
- Federico Fernandez (12%, 132 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (7%, 76 )
- Miguel Almiron (6%, 60 )
- Isaac Hayden (4%, 47 )
- Javier Manquillo (2%, 17 )
- Joelinton (1%, 11 )
- Ciaran Clark (1%, 9 )
- Christian Atsu (1%, 7 )
- Paul Dummett (0%, 3 )
- Dwight Gayle (0%, 1 )
Total Voters: 1,071