Newcastle United battled back to split the points with West Brom last night.
In Premier League action on Tuesday, Newcastle United overcame a two-goal deficit to finish level with West Brom, 2-2. The draw ended a four-match losing streak for the Magpies.
Ciaran Clark: Yesterday’s captain for Newcastle United sparked the club’s comeback. His headed goal was a perfect goal and also gave a big boost to a side that severely needed it.
Matt Ritchie: Great delivery from him led to both Newcastle goals. He was active all match and was vintage 2016 Ritchie last night.
Jacob Murphy: The summer signing is really starting to showcase his stuff. Murphy continues to display creativity, speed, and skill on the ball.
DeAndre Yedlin & Chancel Mbemba: Neither player was poor for a large portion of the match, but both marked poorly on West Brom’s goals. Mbemba was lazy and late to react on the first goal and Yedlin didn’t do enough to displace Sam Field on the back post.
Karl Darlow: With Rob Elliot getting a rest or being bench, Darlow had a chance to make a statement. He didn’t. His lack of reaction to Salomon Rondon’s strike that hit the post was concerning and he wasn’t able to get a hand on either of West Brom’s goals. It will likely be back to the bench for Darlow.
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-I actually don’t hate the start of Darlow ahead of Elliot for this match. It has been a rough couple weeks in goal for Elliot and a break may have been just what the doctor ordered. He still should be the first choice going forward.
-I’m also in favor of sitting Jonjo Shelvey. He didn’t start, but came in and made a positive impact in the second half. Maybe it’s a wake-up call for him.
-Set piece goals helped spark Newcastle’s positive run earlier this season. Hopefully, last night’s success on those special plays will start another stretch of quality play.
– Christian Atsu’s injury has given Rafa Benitez and Toon Army a chance to see Murphy for extended time. Personally, I’m encouraged by what I’ve seen. Even if Atsu replaces him in the starting lineup when healthy, I’m still much more confident in Murphy’s ability now than I was before.
Newcastle United travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday. The Blues sit 3rd on the Premier League table and face Swansea City later today.