Newcastle put in another good performance last night in holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in Atlanta, but the goal we conceded was again a little sloppy with one pass splitting our defense down the middle.
We’ll have to sharpen up in defense a little but the big news from last night’s game was how good 17-year-old Jamie Miley looked against a Chelsea star midfield.
This lad seems to have everything and for his age, he looks so composed and classy.
Eddie Howe knows all about Miley from the second half of last season when he trained with the first team but performances like this and Howe has to think about playing the lad this season.
Newcastle’s goal came just before halftime and it was due to a surging run from the impressive Anthony Gordon and a defense-splitting pass to the former Atlanta player who stroked it into the net with that left foot of his first time.
A classic goal from the Paraguyan captain, who shaded the Man of the Match last night – fitting for him to be back in Atlanta.
Nick Pope replaced Dubravka at halftime for his first minutes in the preseason, and he showed with some excellent saves how important he is to this Newcastle side, he’s the best goalkeeper in England at the moment.
Here is a 9-minute video from NBC Sports on the 1-1 draw last night.
And I have been watching Craig Hope’s new YouTube channel for a few weeks and Craig is always entertaining and has some very good insights into what is happening with the team and the club.
Here are some oif his thoughts on last night’s game where he praises the young Lewis Miley for an excellent display.
Things are looking really good for Newcatsle at the moment, but we still need two or three signings before the end of August.
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