The Newcastle v Villa man of the match result ended up with almost a dead heat – the voting proving a little more entertaining than much of the match…
The fact it was our two central defenders were clear at the top, strongly suggests that Newcastle didn’t find it easy on Sunday but a clean sheet is testimony for the determination showed by the likes of Coloccini and Williamson in the face of a lot of pressure, especially in the first half.
So who ended up taking the top prize?
Only a few votes in it but Williamson came with a late charge to just snatch it.
Alan Pardew pointed to the Williamson unorthodox intervention as a real turning point in the game that lifted both players and fans, Villa breaking with 12 minutes to go and they had three against two, only for Williamson to intercept Benteke’s pass by sending up sitting on the ball!
The full results are below and you may also be interested in comparing them with our article yesterday which featured Newcastle player ratings form an independent source.
2% De Jong