It was a sad sight on Saturday as Newcastle lost their third straight match. We again made defensive errors that gifted the opposition goals.
However, that was not the worst of it as we saw four players taken off with injuries. Forced to play with just ten men for the bulk of the second half, Newcastle had to settle for just trying to keep the damage to a minimum.
While Leicester did score a late goal on an excellent strike by Hamza Choudhury, the lads did their best to keep Leicester quiet in the second half. They were able to avoid a repeat of the thrashing from September.
Much of that was due to our goalkeeper Martin Dubravka who again made some outstanding saves. He kept Newcastle in the match with some early stops but, unfortunately, could do nothing on the three goals.
Martin again tops our poll as the best player. It’s the sixth time he’s been selected this season. This time there was no competition whatsoever.
Of the 1626 total votes, Dubravka was picked 1073 times for 66%. The next closest was Miguel Almiron, with 10% of the vote. Miguel played his heart out at left wing-back in the second half.
Martin will likely get a well-deserved break tomorrow as we expect to see Karl Darlow in for the FA Cup match at Rochdale.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 3-0 Defeat To Leicester City?
- Martin Dubravka (66%, 1,073 )
- Miguel Almiron (10%, 169 )
- Federico Fernandez (4%, 72 )
- Yoshinori Muto (4%, 58 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (3%, 51 )
- Joelinton (3%, 43 )
- Florian Lejeune (2%, 37 )
- Javier Manquillo (2%, 27 )
- Isaac Hayden (1%, 23 )
- Sean Longstaff (1%, 21 )
- Emil Krafth (1%, 19 )
- Fabian Schar (1%, 16 )
- DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 11 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
Total Voters: 1,626
What Will Be The Result At Rochdale In The FA Cup?
- Win (51%, 1,097 )
- Loss (36%, 767 )
- Draw (13%, 286 )
Total Voters: 2,150