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Who Did Our Readers Pick Out As The Best At Old Trafford?


It was a disappointing afternoon at Old Trafford on Boxing Day to be sure. There were few bright spots as we made far too many individuals errors that ended up gifting Manchester United goals.

We started brightly, however, and looked to have a decent plan to get a result. The counter-attack looked quite dangerous early but we again had trouble finishing our chances.

However, Matty Longstaff stepped up once again and took his chance very well, giving Newcastle a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. Unfortunately, Newcastle didn’t keep the same intensity while Manchester United kicked into another gear.


In addition to Matty’s goal, we thought Joelinton had one of his better games in a Newcastle shirt. He did brilliantly to hold the ball up and tap it to Matty for his goal. It was the 23-year-old’s second assist this season.

He also linked up well with Dwight Gayle early in the game. The Brazilian again created a chance for Dwight that the poacher just didn’t take.

These two players are the ones who dominate our best player poll. For the second time this season, Matty Longstaff comes out on top. The 19-year-old easily won the poll when we beat Man United at home in October. For that game, he collected 57% of the vote.

This one is a whole lot tighter as he narrowly edges out Joelinton by just 17 votes. We hope to see Matty get more games in the second half of the season. He’s got something about him and has two goals in just four appearances this season.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 4-1 Defeat At Old Trafford?

  • Matty Longstaff (33%, 274 )
  • Joelinton (31%, 257 )
  • Miguel Almiron (11%, 90 )
  • Florian Lejeune (9%, 73 )
  • Javier Manquillo (5%, 41 )
  • Martin Dubravka (3%, 27 )
  • Federico Fernandez (2%, 17 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (2%, 13 )
  • Jetro Willems (1%, 12 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 12 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 10 )
  • Fabian Schar (1%, 8 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 4 )

Total Voters: 838

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How Will Newcastle Do Against Everton On Saturday?

  • Win (38%, 520 )
  • Lose (37%, 517 )
  • Draw (25%, 348 )

Total Voters: 1,385

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57 comments so far

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Dec 27, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #1

    No comments

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Very tough for the wingbacks, midfielders and forwards to go again after only 48 hours. The centre backs do a bit less running, so they can probably go again a bit more readily. Almiron was subbed on 60 and seems to have bundles energy so he may start.

    We might easily see these 11 players start.

    ……………….Dubravka.
    ………Scharr….Fede….Lejeune.
    Yedlin…..Hayden…Shelvey…Dummett.
    ………..Atsu…………..Almiron
    ………………..Carroll.

    or perhaps
    ……………….Dubravka.
    ………Scharr….Fede….Lejeune.
    Yedlin……….Shelvey……….Dummett.
    ………..Hayden………..Atsu…………..
    ………………..Muto
    …………………….Carroll.

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #3

    boundless

    0
  • Bambams

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Sterling has scored two goals, took the second well (although the keeper went down early) but he has been woeful on the pitch.

    De Bryne is class mind, would love him in our team.

    Not gonna happen

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #5

    I really do think Muto gets a run ahead of Gayle in this one. He runs around, has better technique and can finish. If we do continue with two up top, he really should be starting given tired legs and his pedigree.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Martin Atkinson has become a dreadful ref of late

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  • Just a fan

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Say what you want jib gives good streams

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #8

    I give good head as well
    😛

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #9

    The internet is my forté
    I leave cretins like toon22 chewing my dust

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #10

    If muto can’t get game time it’s a pretty shocking investment.

    0
  • Bladey

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #11

    JIBBERISH
    You give good head to your pensioner lickers on here I just think your a dick head
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN

    12
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Bladey
    Sunlun O Bolton 0
    did you enjoy it ?

    3
  • jazzyp

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Xhaka to Hertha berlin

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #14

    What a great game this is !

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Rafa begged and pleaded to get Muto in.

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Gerrin Wolves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Hayden should be holding though and Shelvey further forward.

    ……………….Dubravka.
    ………Scharr….Fede….Lejeune.
    Yedlin………….Hayden……….Dummett.
    …………Shelvey………..Atsu…………..
    ………………..Muto
    …………………….Carroll.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #18

    OMG Wolves 3 Man Shitty 2

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Pity he didn’t spend the 10mill more intelligently Ron.

    2
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Munster I think the major problem with your anti – Rafa arguments is that it’s completely baffling, and I suspect I speak for many, that you are actually doing it at all and think it’s relevant. Why do you keep mentioning it in such detail like it has anything to do with things now? And why is it you think anyone cares? I don’t. Does anyone else? You’re sliding off your trolley.

    19
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Tell you what’s for certain, this red striped brucey and I will stick around simply because of you. Everyone can thank you for that.

    You’re welcome 🙂

    7
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Got to say I would laugh my ar$e off if we signed anyone in Jan never mind this Everton guy at £45M.,

    The amount on here, dougie pick of the pack, who have said we’ll never sign anyone because we look safe from relegation…

    As KK once said..

    I would love it, just love it, if we proved the screaming doomsters wrong.

    AGAIN.

    3
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Muto was a strange buy considering we played one up top. If we play two from now on he should be given a chance to show his worth. Not sure how much say Rafa had in that one, just as Joel and St Max were lined up whether Rafa stayed or not. So much for that Ashley nonsense about the manager getting any player he wants, so long as the money’s there. Total codswallop.

    5
  • lochinvar

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Wonder which Toffees team will turn up tomorrow
    A big Dunc kick ass and protest team or Ancellotti’s attempt to change their style
    Either way we need to do some damage with crosses into Andy Carroll and a couple of goals from him at least plus one from Miggy and one from JJ
    4-0 to the Toon
    HWTL

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Big Bruce Stars.
    Tell you what’s for certain, this red striped brucey and I will stick around
    You’re welcome

    There’s your average pricks
    and then there’s the momkey hanging variety

    3
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Mmm, I guess our cagey owner never did quite promise that level of control though, did he?

    More along the lines of “he can have every last penny, and spend it all on one player if he likes. It’s up to him.”

    Still wasn’t the actual case though.

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Just a fan

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:09 PM
    Comment #7

    Say what you want jib gives good streams

    JIB

    Honestly its bizarre you talking to yourself with alts
    Nobody cares about the PR message anymore

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:55 PM
    Comment #25

    Big Bruce Stars.
    Tell you what’s for certain, this red striped brucey and I will stick around
    You’re welcome

    There’s your average pricks
    and then there’s the momkey hanging variety

    Every single word you type is paid for by Jabba
    Kind of fitting you fit right in with his ethos

    8
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #29

    tool22 starts his night shift prattle.

    Ho wmuch does the mackem PR pay you to post such drivel?

    3
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #30

    toon22
    Every single word you type is paid for by Jabba

    By gum I wish this was true

    Off to Spain again in a few days for more winter sun
    I could do with the dosh

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib my SD vouchers were late from Mikey but there’s only so many slazenger socks a man can use.

    0
  • Bants

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Hate Everton. Hate Sunderland.

    Hope Andy smashes Pickford tomorrow.

    Horrible mackem chav.

    btw Jib, that’s enough Buckfast for anyone. Get some sleep fella!

    6
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    tool22,

    There’s a point…

    Does Jabba pay shills by the word, the hour, the week or the month?

    Come on…

    You are the know it all expert.

    By the way…

    When is ashley getting banged up??

    Next Friday??

    Ha, ha, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    2
  • Pottsclock

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Munster, it’s the open toad sandals that wears out the socks

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #35

    open toad
    toon22’s flies open
    ha ha ha

    3
  • Bants

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #36

    @34

    ‘Open toad’ – is that what Toon 22 wears?

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Tarquin it really had been good schooling you on how to look dispassionately at a managers work and not being afraid to voice an opinion that went against the flow. Not being star struck by a managers great work, and sweeping under the carpet the lesser stuff over his career. In the meantime you keep abusing SB, like the little bitchy populist you are. And keep sporting your red and white colours like a hard core nufc fan.

    2
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #38

    And at the bottom there’s you jib, I know.

    That’s your worst is it, just joining in the slagging because its there to be had eh? Didn’t get the monkey hanging bit though – do you have a hobby you haven’t told us about? 😉

    3
  • Jib

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Big Bruce Stars.
    Jib do you have a hobby you haven’t told us about?

    Yup
    Sniffing out phoney toon fans

    You must walk around the toon on tenterhooks in case you get
    sussed and chinned

    2
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 27, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Delighted for Aaron Hughes. Superb professional, and was probably quite underrated when he was here. It wqs a mistake selling him, and let him go so cheaply!

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