Newcastle United 1-0 Brentford: 3 Catalyst Players Who Were Key To The Result

Anthony Gordon, Newcastle (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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The defence

This last one I will admit is not specifically one player. But the backline that played today played out of their skin. Sven Botman came back into the side and showed why we needed him, making key tackles and clearances as he so often does. Kieran Trippier was fantastic with the attacks coming down the right-hand side and his set pieces have improved from recent games. I hope that continuous as it is probably one of the worst attributes of this team currently. And Fabian Schar did another fantastic job at the back for Newcastle.

I think Dan Burn played, at most, okay. Going forward he looked like a lost giraffe on skates and defensively he makes the odd questionable decision but it is definitely not the worst Dan Burn performance I have seen. I would still prefer to see a Lewis Hall debut but while we play Burn I will try my best to support. If Newcastle can play like this for the rest of the season I don’t see why the goals can’t start rolling in for us. The key is consistency.

A lot of players could have been chosen, Elliot Anderson for example was fantastic in this game. The entire midfield looked great for the first time in a long time, partly I think due to Sean Longstaff filling in a more defensive role that we have been missing with Sandro Tonali.

So, that is my 2 players and a group that were the key to winning this game. We have AC Milan next and it will be interesting to see if we can keep up with this performance. As long as we stay consistent with our play the results will be sure to come.