Kenedy grabs place in European Team of The Week
Kendy grabbed his first goals for Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
Scoring the first two in a 3-0 win over Southampton, the Chelsea loan signing now has two goals and one assist in six appearances for NUFC.
The plaudits have been flooding in for the winger who has given Newcastle an extra dimension and left fans hoping a permanent deal will be sorted this Summer.
On BBC Sport, Garth Crooks selected Kenedy for his all star 11 from this weekend’s Premier League matches.
Then Jamie Redknapp followed up when also naming the Brazilian in his team of the week for The Mail.
Making it a hat-trick of tributes, the Gazzetta dello Sport has added their seal of approval.
As well as their coverage of Serie A matches, the Italian sports paper also looks at the other major European leagues and picks a European team of the week from those players not playing league football in Italy.
Three Premier League players make it into today’s top 11 from the weekend: Rashford for Man Utd, Aurier for Spurs and Kenedy for Newcastle United.
Gazzetta Dello Sport European Team of The Week:
Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Kenedy (Newcastle United)
Rashford (Man Utd)
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Southampton 0
Newcastle: Kenedy 2, 29, Ritchie 57
Possession was Southampton 63% Newcastle 37%
Total shots were Southampton 6 Newcastle 7
Shots on target were Southampton 2 Newcastle 5
Corners were Southampton 6 Newcastle 2
Referee: Andre Marriner
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey (Merino 83), Kenedy (Atsu 78), Gayle (Joselu 69)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Murphy
Crowd: 52,246 (Southampton 1,600)
(Alan Shearer raves about loan signing and Newcastle’s win but admits to mixed emotions. Read HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the three goal win HERE)
(Mauricio Pellegrino couldn’t believe what he was watching – His reaction HERE)
(3 positives and 3 negatives from Saturday’s match – Read HERE)
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