This is a long Premier League season with a long finishing straight. It was always going to test squads to the limit and throw up some unlikely heroes.
Newcastle star Jacob Murphy has admitted they “could sense” they were on track to beat Man Utd over the weekend after how their opponents started the game.
“If we could have picked anyone to be in that situation at that time, it would have been him.”
“We finished the last 11 games strongly. The last 11 games was top-six form, there or thereabouts.”
“I’m delighted to extend the players’ contracts… They have all made excellent contributions over recent years.”
Porto and Burnley are interested in Jacob Murphy, whom Newcastle have branded as ‘not for sale’.
Steve Bruce delighted to pinch a late point at Molineux after picking a makeshift side to face Wolves.
This list includes a player signed this summer who wasn’t named in his club’s 25-man squad. Weird.
We did the surprising starters, now for the, erm….odd omissions…