Chris Kamara has heaped praise on DeAndre Yedlin for his work ethic and determination to help Newcastle United get back into the game against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Ciaran Clark’s goal in the second period earned Steve Bruce’s side all three points but Sky Sports’ Kamara was really impressed by what he saw from USA international Yedlin in his goal.
“He’s a man on a mission, thinking ‘we’re a goal down, can I help my attack out? Is there any way I can get up there?’,” said Kamara on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday this week [12:25pm].
“That ball’s gone forward, he hasn’t hung around the halfway line with his hands on his hips, he’s got himself involved.
“There’s his first touch of the ball, pops out back there and watch him, he’s on his way, there are no markers with him.
“He’s free on his own and the bonus he gets is when this deflection comes towards him and he’s onside.
“What a header.”
Yedlin was terrific on Saturday. Even if he did not score his goal, he would have more than likely won the man of the match award for a lot of supporters who were at St James’ Park. Yedlin showed immense determination to help Newcastle win that match and it just goes to show that you do not have to have the best players to win matches, you just need players who are willing to bust a gut for the club. Yedlin’s return from injury has actually coincided with a good run of form for the Magpies. The former Tottenham right-back has started five Premier League matches since his recovery and out of those five matches, Newcastle have won three and drawn one. Obviously it is not just down to Yedlin but that just goes to show how much of an impact he is able to make. It must be worrying times for Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo.