Outstanding Rob Elliot Earns MotM & TotW
One Glove and Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot was in inspired form last weekend, delivering a second successive clean sheet while taking the game into his own hands, single handedly securing Newcastle a vital 3 points against an impressive Bournemouth.
Rob's outstanding performance in his Pulse NGTs earned him Sky Sports Man of the Match and an array of applause from pundits, players and fans.
After the win Rob said: "You are just happy to help as a keeper. You are there but the amount of blocks and headers that went in was great from the whole team, not just myself obviously." “It was a well-earned victory in terms of the hard work. Performance-wise we need to make sure we improve on that.”
Manager Steve McClaren said: "People talk about goalkeepers getting you points, and if you're a top goalkeeper you get 15 to 20 points from performances like that. Today he got us three points without a shadow of a doubt." "Once after an hour we were never going to score the second goal and were never going to keep the ball long enough we just more or less shored up and defended for our lives." "And when we did that, we got through it and our goalkeeper was outstanding."
Skipper Coloccini said: "We need people like Robbie, with his strong character, in this dressing room. He never lets us down and when things are not going well he will not hide. He steps up, wants to play and wants to help the team." And if that wasn't enough praise, Elliot entered the international break rightly locking in his place into both the BBC AND Whoscored.com Team of the Week.