The events of Tuesday evening were a rarity for Newcastle fans of late. Not only did Newcastle score three goals and play some entertaining football, but every Magpie put in a solid display.
Bruce once again went with the 4-2-3-1 formation, which he’ll likely stick with going forward. While it produced 21 shots against Burnley on Saturday, it proved much more lethal against West Brom.
Newcastle managed seven shots on target keeping Jonathan Bond busy in the West Brom net. Three of those shots went in for goals, and Newcastle looked bound to breeze through to the sixth round.
However, West Brom made some changes and Newcastle got too complacent. The Baggies scored two sloppy goals late to make it a bit nervy in the end.
But it was enough to get through to the quarter-finals where we’ll face Manchester City at St James Park.
The poll for the West Brom match was not even close. As one would expect, Miguel Almiron easily wins the poll as the Man of the Match.
It’s the second week in a row that the 26-year-old has been voted as the best player. We think Newcastle fans really rate Miguel as a number 10.
Out of the 2199 total votes, Almiron has collected 80% to easily run away with the poll.
Newcastle’s other attackers round out the top four with Allan Saint-Maximin coming in second on 9%. Joelinton gets third with 5%, and our other goal scorer, Valentino Lazaro, comes in fourth place.
We can’t wait to see if Newcastle can replicate this performance this weekend at Southampton.
Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match In FA Cup Win At West Brom?
- Miguel Almiron (80%, 1,769 )
- A. Saint-Maximin (9%, 207 )
- Joelinton (5%, 111 )
- Valentino Lazaro (2%, 38 )
- Javier Manquillo (1%, 20 )
- Nabil Bentaleb (1%, 14 )
- Karl Darlow (0%, 9 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 9 )
- Fabian Schar (0%, 6 )
- Danny Rose (0%, 5 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (0%, 4 )
- Dwight Gayle (0%, 4 )
- Jamaal Lascelles (0%, 3 )
Total Voters: 2,199