While it was against a League One side in Oxford, Newcastle needed some heroes on Tuesday. They got just that with several outstanding performances.
It was a typical display from this year’s rendition of Newcastle as the lads made it as hard as possible on themselves. They came through in the end and in a dramatic fashion, which has been the formula of late.
Allan Saint-Maximin scored the late winner to save Newcastle fans from the ignominy of a late two-goal collapse. However, it is not the enigmatic Frenchman who claims the Man of the Match for this one.
That distinction belongs to our very own Sean Longstaff, who wins his first poll of the season. While it was very close in the end, Sean’s display at the Kassam Stadium has narrowly edged the voting in his favor.
Sean played further forward as a number 10 and had his best performance of the season. He contributed with the opening goal and an assist on the second with a super long ball to Joelinton, who took care of the rest.
Of the 2657 total votes, the Geordie midfielder collected 854 to edge Allan Saint-Maximin by just 32 votes. Jamaal Lascelles came in a strong third with 14% while Miguel Almiron had 274 votes to come in fourth with 10%.
We hope Sean Longstaff can build on this performance. He’s looked very good in his last two outings and can prove to be a big asset for the rest of the season.
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