In what Steve Bruce and a few players admitted was a drop in levels, Newcastle were still able to surge from behind for all three points against Southampton this past Sunday.
After going behind early in the second half, Steve Bruce introduced Andy Carroll for Joelinton, and the payoff was immediate. Andy whipped in an inviting cross that Jonjo Shelvey timed perfectly to head the ball into the back of the net.
Newcastle kept pushing and got the rewards with a late goal from Federico Fernandez. The lads were able to triumph despite the poor start.
However, it could have been all she wrote early in the game, if not for Martin Dubravka. The 30-year-old made two critical saves on successive Nathan Redmond shots that kept the game scoreless in the first half.
Martin again made the saves that kept Newcastle in the game. He’s played at a very high level over the last few weeks and that’s been reflected in our best player polls.
Martin Dubravka has won his fourth straight poll as the Man of the Match. Out of the 2,947 total votes, 1,091 were cast for Martin for 37%. Andy Carroll came in second with 25% while Jonjo Shelvey came in third.
The Slovakian is in the form of his life at the moment and long may it continue.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Southampton?
- Martin Dubravka (37%, 1,091 )
- Andy Carroll (25%, 731 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (16%, 470 )
- Fede Fernandez (8%, 228 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (6%, 173 )
- Miguel Almiron (3%, 86 )
- Javier Manquillo (2%, 60 )
- Isaac Hayden (1%, 36 )
- Sean Longstaff (1%, 22 )
- Joelinton (1%, 20 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 11 )
- Paul Dummett (0%, 8 )
- Ciaran Clark (0%, 7 )
- Fabian Schar (0%, 4 )
Total Voters: 2,947