We’re still coming down from the elation of Newcastle’s miraculous comeback against Everton on Tuesday. If Saturday’s win against Chelsea was a smash and grab, then the draw at Goodison Park was highway robbery.
However, we’ll take points any way we can get them. Even if it’s 93 minutes of pure frustration followed by 2 minutes of joy.
There weren’t many great or even good performances in the game. Though many players seemed to be suffering from fatigue which is where Steve Bruce laid most of the blame for the disappointing display.
Well, that and the fact that the team was still missing some critical players. It was evident in the players that were on the bench, which had four defenders as well as two youngsters.
But this is what this team is at the moment, and you can’t help but pull for them. It’s not great to watch, but they have something about them that they are rarely out of games.
The poll for this match reflects the way the game unfolded. It was all about the final couple of minutes. In that time, Florian Lejeune scored his first two goals for Newcastle to claim the unlikeliest of points.
Of the 2613 votes, Lejeune collected 1662 for 64% to easily win his first best player poll this season. Martin Dubravka came in a distant second with 17% of the vote.
However, without Martin’s contribution in the first 90 minutes, Newcastle would have had no chance of getting this glorious point. But this game was all about what Florian did in the Everton box in the final minutes.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 2-2 Draw At Everton?
- Florian Lejeune (64%, 1,662 )
- Martin Dubravka (17%, 433 )
- Miguel Almiron (11%, 296 )
- Matt Ritchie (3%, 67 )
- Federico Fernandez (1%, 24 )
- Fabian Schar (1%, 18 )
- Isaac Hayden (1%, 18 )
- Ciaran Clark (1%, 17 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (1%, 16 )
- Joelinton (1%, 16 )
- Matty Longstaff (1%, 16 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 11 )
- Emil Krafth (0%, 11 )
- Christian Atsu (0%, 8 )
Total Voters: 2,613