Good luck tonight to Cheick Tiote who could become the latest Newcastle United player to win a medal (I seem to remember Newcastle signing Stephane Guivarc’h before France lifted the World Cup in ’98, so I don’t know if he would count as the last?).
A slow start and shocking tackle on Cabaye threatened Newcastle’s bid for sixth. United came alive and were worth their single goal from one of the few bits of real class. Best got the goal but Santon and Ben Arfa were the stand-outs, can the manager continue to keep the French genius on the bench?