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It is the end of the Premier League season, which means its time to dish out some awards here at Coming Home Newcastle. If you are unfamiliar with what is currently going on here at Coming Home Newcastle, here is the breakdown: Throughout the next few days, our staff will be sharing our picks for various season long awards including our best players, most disappointing players, best signings, and many others. Feel free to disagree with us, in fact call us out on our BS if you hate our takes and tell us why we are wrong in the comments section.

Yesterday you heard our writer’s takes on what they thought were the club’s most interesting story lines, this final installment of this series focuses on the team’s best performances this season. After a slow start to the season, Newcastle gave us some memorable matches in the second half of the season that could be talked about for years to come.

Graeme Bell - Newcastle’s 3-2 Comeback Against Everton

Without a doubt, the best performance of the season was the comeback against Everton. Great character to come back from 2-0 down, I thought overall the performance was great, especially in the second half. Most will say the win over Manchester City but for me, the performance against Everton was better.

Bryan Nelson - Newcastle’s 2-1 Comeback Against Manchester City

I mean, really? We beat Manchester City? Thanks to a masterclass performance by Salomon Rondon and Newcastle’s midfield? While not Manchester City’s best day at the office, this match had implications that would only be realized on the last match day of the season. If City had drawn and Liverpool had won, it would have been Newcastle’s victory that made that difference. Against arguably the best put together team in the history of the Premier League? It was a match to remember.

Kyle (1LostMuffin) - Newcastle’s 2-1 Comeback Against Manchester City

After falling behind 1-0 in only a few seconds, Newcastle hunkered down, played *their* game and waited for City to get sloppy. Rondon ties it up in the 66th minute and many are ecstatic that the team that just suffered a 0-2 loss to Watford just 3 days ago were about to steal a point off City, who were deep into their run of winning the league. But just under 20 minutes later, Ritchie is sent to the spot and nets his 6th penalty shot in a row to help seal the deal and give Newcastle a well-earned win over City that no one was realistically expecting to win.

Ben Weiss - Newcastle’s 2-1 Comeback Against Manchester City

Newcastle’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City was one of the best wins I have witnessed for the Magpies. After conceding in the first minute of the match (Aguero scored.. who else), Newcastle would score the next two and keep Manchester City scoreless for the next 89 minutes. That should really count as a clean sheet.

Greg Troxell - Newcastle’s 3-0 Win vs. Cardiff

When I think of best performance, I think of a clean sheet, multiple goals, and essentially dominance. Picking the 3-2 win over Everton or the 2-1 win over man city are great picks. But BEST performance goes to this one. 3-0 slashing of Cardiff. 2 goals by Schar, a goal from Perez, and assists from Hayden, Lascelles and Rondon. 6 players involved in goals. We had 9 shots on target to their 1. It was the most complete performance of the season.

Cameron Johnson - Newcastle’s Loss 3-2 vs. Liverpool

Newcastle made life difficult for a team who dismantled Barcelona a few days after. The result doesn’t go the Mags’ way, but their performance was superb. In this game, you could see the team’s potential. A couple set pieces and a top class finish from Mo Salah were the goals for Liverpool. While Newcastle were beaten three times by crosses, they competed very respectably against top class defenders and attackers. This performance didn’t feel like a fluke, as if they could do it again next week. For this reason, I felt that this match vs Liverpool was a display of Newcastle’s best football. The attack broke down a stalwart Liverpool defense and they were a few mistakes away from objectively outperforming a Champions’ League finalist in a crucial fixture.

Elijah Newsome - Newcastle’s 2-1 Comeback Against Manchester City

Newcastle are the only team to have beaten Manchester City in any domestic competition in 2019. I feel like that’s all I have to say.

Honestly, this was one of my favorite matches of the season. Almiron was just announced before the match, St. James was loud for the first time in a while, and Newcastle frustrated one of the most tactically savvy teams in the Premier League with a starting lineup that cost less than £40m


Well did you agree with our choices? What did we nail? What did we get wrong? Let us know in the comments below! Also vote on our poll for who you think deserves the award for being Newcastle’s best player!

Poll

What was Newcastle’s Best Performance this season?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    The 3-2 win over Everton
    (4 votes)
  • 66%
    The 2-1 win over Man City
    (14 votes)
  • 9%
    The 3-2 Loss to Liverpool
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    The 3-0 Domination over Cardiff
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Something Else (Comment Below)
    (0 votes)
21 votes total Vote Now