Two Magpies are up for Premier League monthly honors for January. Dan Burn has been nominated as the Player of the Month. Nick Pope’s save on Jean-Philippe Mateta’s blast at Selhurst Park is in contention for Save of the Month.
You can vote for Dan Burn here. The big Geordie is up against Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson, Man City’s Riyadh Mahrez, Brighton’s Solly March, Man United’s Marcus Rashford, Brentford’s David Raya, and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
Burn started all three EPL matches during January, all of which were clean sheets. The emergence of Sven Botman pushed Dan out to left-back earlier in the season. The 30-year-old has been a major factor in Newcastle having the league’s best defense.
Nick Pope’s nomination is no surprise. You can vote for him here. The goalkeeper’s save at Selhurst Park kept Newcastle’s league unbeaten run intact and his clean sheet run going. Pope is currently on a streak of 10 games without conceding.
The 30-year-old has also captured our Poll as the Man of the Match for Tuesday’s win at St Mary’s. Nick made a couple of crucial saves to give the Magpies the slim advantage heading into next Tuesday’s second leg at St. James’ Park.
Pope has collected over 40% of the vote to take his second straight Man of the Match poll. He also won for the scoreless draw at Crystal Palace. Bruno Guimaraes edges out Jolinton for second after his complete performance against The Saints.