'Great': Sky Sports pundit very impressed by Newcastle's £12m player during Bournemouth game last night
Newcastle United’s long wait for silverware is one step closer to ending after they returned to action last night.
Eddie Howe’s side came away from St. James’ Park with a 1-0 win over his previous side Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.
The game was eventually decided by a Marcos Senesi own goal, but Newcastle had plenty of chances.
Callum Wilson had the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled out after prolonged discussions between the officials.
Miguel Almiron missed a sitter from just a few yards out, which was very surprising given his form in front of goal this season.
Howe will be pleased his side away came with a win, and will know that his side can improve on last night’s performance.
However, Bothroyd was really impressed with Kieran Trippier against Bournemouth last night.
The right-back picked up right where he left off before the World Cup.
Trippier impressed against Bournemouth
After returning from the World Cup, Trippier immediately hit the ground running, delivering plenty of dangerous balls into the box.
He found Wilson on a number of occasions, but the England forward couldn’t convert any of his chances.
Trippier was the Newcastle player who forced the goal, with Adam Smith and Marcos Senesi failing to clear his deadly cross.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Bothroyd said: “It was a great ball in from [Kieran] Trippier. [Callum] Wilson challenged for the ball but it came off Smith and into the far corner.
“It’s what Newcastle deserved.”
The £12m full-back captained the side last night and is a natural leader at Newcastle.
Spanish outlet AS have recently reported Atletico Madrid are gutted they sold Trippier 12 months ago.
It’s easy to see why, and Trippier impressed again against Bournemouth last night.
He wasn’t first choice for England at the World Cup, but impressed when he was on the pitch.
Howe will be glad he didn’t play too much football in Qatar.
He can now throw him straight back into action for Newcastle.
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