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Who Was The Man Of The Match In Win At Oxford?


This team can’t seem to do anything the easy way, but we’re relieved that Newcastle were able to belatedly get by a committed Oxford side. It was an emotionally draining experience tonight, to say the least.

Newcastle were in control, but Oxford always looked like they had a goal in them. Their manager Karl Robinson made a few tweaks at about the midway point of the second half, and it made all the difference for the hosts.

They scored two late goals which, to be honest, were both excellent strikes. In fact, all five goals this evening were top notch.

Oxford had the momentum heading into extra time, and Newcastle looked in real trouble of a disastrous result. But Steve Bruce brought Christian Atsu on to help Allan Saint-Maximin out at the top of the pitch. It made a real difference.


Allan Saint-Maximin scored a dramatic late winner and he was outstanding since coming on for Joelinton in the first-half. Sean Longstaff also had a very strong outing with a goal and an assist.

The lads were resilient to come back after Oxford’s late dramatic leveler. It looked like Oxford were going to dominate extra time, but Newcastle were able to regain some composure and start to take back control of the game.

It just took that one moment of quality that has been missing of late to finally get past this pesky Oxford side.

Who Was The Man Of The Match In Win At Oxford?

  • Sean Longstaff (32%, 854 )
  • A. Saint-Maximin (31%, 822 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (14%, 373 )
  • Miguel Almiron (10%, 274 )
  • Nabil Bentaleb (4%, 95 )
  • Joelinton (3%, 78 )
  • Matty Longstaff (3%, 69 )
  • Karl Darlow (1%, 29 )
  • Matt Ritchie (1%, 16 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 14 )
  • Ciaran Clark (0%, 9 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 9 )
  • Florian Lejeune (0%, 6 )
  • Isaac Hayden (0%, 5 )
  • Fabian Schar (0%, 4 )

Total Voters: 2,657

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13 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #1

    This wouldn’t be toon without being made to sweat like Watkins on a maternity ward eh.

    Jeeeez that was a rollercoaster ahaha top finish be maxi at the end though.

    Roll on west brom!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Martoon I don’t hate him as he was the only one who would take the job under Ashlie and whist results recently have gone our way he has been somewhat lucky but nowts going to change under the present ownership which is unlikely to change anytime soon. Just feel that whilst Amanda is keen on NUFC I just think The Sheik has his sights firmly set on Man URE . However a proper honest statement should be given by both parties but that’s never going to happen either.

    4
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Must be very easy to be a Liverpool or Man City supporter as they never seem to go through hell like tonight again.

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #4

    bettyswallocks
    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:32 PM
    Comment #58
    Great goal to win a cup tie. He looked a bit out of sorts tonight but came good when we needed him.

    I had to chortle when the Dutch commentator on Hesgoal announced the following Oxford players:- Long, Dickie, Ruffles, Mackie.

    3
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Joint Men of the Match tonight Shaun Longstaffe and ASM. Goodnight – at least any nightmare should have been turned into sweet dreams tonight.

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Munster (earlier)
    No more miserable face
    Just found a reason to believe.
    Bruce told the team to play for 120minutes in front of a world wide TV audience on the BBC to piss Ashley off as no Sports Dire adverts visible !

    5
  • DeanToon88

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Proper old school Newcastle performance that was, proper entertaining game to watch, fair play to oxford they paid well above there standards, some fantastic goals but st maximums goal was shearer esque to win it, unbeleeavable!!

    5
  • Grumpy

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #8

    I thought Oxford were a good team and we were lucky to get a result. How Yedlin is playing is beyond me.

    0
  • 9

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Just get a goalscorer! We have all the talent we need, if we can sign a (young/old;experienced/potential; English/foreign; cheap/expensive – it just doesn’t matter!) goalscorer. EVERYBODY know this!

    1
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Rob previous

    Yes the foul was stupid, but I disagree it let them back in the match. We were in control and then the entire second half we were content with just passing the ball about and hoofing it up the field. For me that is the managers fault.

    1
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Munster previous

    Bruce deserves the credit for changing up the formation. We looked a lot better going forward in the first half. But he also deserves the blame for the crappy second half where the team was happy to just pass the ball around and hoof it upfield.

    2
  • FloridaToon(SDFC)

    Feb 4, 2020 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #12
  • IrishRob

    Feb 5, 2020 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #13

    We dont need a goalscorer when will ppl realise that. It’s how we are set up! Bruce may not be the best but hes no mug either and theres a reason he went all out on trying to sign a CM rather than a striker because its the way we play and not our forwards.

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