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The back four and goalkeeper the fans would choose for Newcastle v Brentford

5 years ago

Yesterday we asked supporters who you would like to see line up in the back five for Newcastle v Brentford.

After starting to look the part with a series of clean sheets, the defending went to pieces a bit with six conceded in the three Championship matches against Norwich, Wolves and Aston Villa.

Things picked up again though in the last match, when a gritty defensive display by the team helped United defeat Rotherham 1-0.

So on Tuesday we gave Newcastle fans 10 options to pick their goalkeeper and back four from, listed below is the percentage of supporters who backed each player:

89% Jamaal Lascelles

84% Karl Darlow

81% DeAndre Yedlin

70% Ciaran Clark

46% Achraf Lazaar

45% Chancel Mbemba

39% Paul Dummett

25% Vurnon Anita

14% Matz Sels

6% Grant Hanley

Some clear messages there…

Fans clearly see Captain Jamaal Lascelles (89%) as first choice in the middle of defence, the same with Karl Darlow( 84%) in goal and DeAndre Yedlin (81%) at right-back.

Ciaran Clark (70%) is also a popular choice to play alongside Lascelles.

Achraf Lazaar (46%) is a less than convincing choice at left-back as he edges out Chancel Mbemba (45%), who looks to have picked up votes both at centre-half and as an emergency left-back. Current first choice Paul Dummett receiving only 39% support.


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