Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are over the moon after yesterday’s victory against Manchester United, as many hope this is a turn in the road for the Magpies.
After suffering from off the field struggles and controversy in recent times, Rafa Benitez’s side put this behind them with an inspired performance against rivals Manchester United. Indeed, the heroics of January signing Martin Dubravka played a huge part in this after displaying some shot-stopping abilities that even David De Gea would be proud of, as supporters are now incredibly eager to witness Islam Slimani make the same impact. Indeed, the Magpies want to avoid any more setbacks in the striking department, and according to journalist Lee Ryder’s personal Twitter account, Islam Slimani was close to playing yesterday but Benitez didn’t want to risk him, with him now looking ready for Bournemouth.
Slimani was close to playing today. #nufc didn’t want to risk him says Rafa. Will be ready for AFC Bournemouth providing no setbacks in training.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) February 11, 2018
The long-awaited debut of the Algerian may finally have arrived, as United fans hope that no further setbacks are suffered so their January signing can finally stake his claim on their Premier League survival bid. Of course, it’s news that couldn’t have come at a better time for the Magpies, as Benitez now hopes his side can carry their current momentum through to the end of the season, with their three January signings set to play a huge part.
Indeed, with yet another goal being produced from the midfield at the weekend, a natural goalscorer being incorporated into the side may just solve their striker woes. And, with their next game being up against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, our local residents here are purring at the thought of replicating yesterday’s performance with a prolific talisman in their ranks.
The debut of Islam Slimani will be huge for Newcastle United, in a position that’s caused a large amount of harm to proceedings so far this season. Therefore, with a natural goalscorer now coming back into their ranks after months of pain, the Algerian discovering a goalscoring touch may just be their main drive to survival.
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