'Phenomenal' - Exclusive: Robinson blown away by Newcastle player in win v Bournemouth
Paul Robinson showered Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin with praise following his performance in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and Blackburn goalkeeper revealed that he thought Yedlin showed off his great engine to come out of nowhere and get a goal against the Cherries.
Yedlin scored in the 42nd minute of the Magpies’ win over Bournemouth by heading home Allan Saint-Maximim’s deflected shot, to cancel out Harry Wilson’s opener for Eddie Howe’s side, before Ciaran Clark wrapped up the win 10 minutes later by scoring his second goal of the campaign.
Robinson pointed out that Yedlin’s goal showed off this great athletic ability and highlighted that the right-back was a good attacking option for Steve Bruce’s side when allowed to be one.
When asked about Yedlin impressing and grabbing a goal against Bournemouth, Robinson told Football Insider: “He came from nowhere but he has a great engine down that right-hand side.
“He gives Newcastle another attacking option when he is allowed to be one, when his reins are off.
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“He showed great athletic ability with his goal, he has good defensive capabilities as well.
“His engine to get up and down that right-hand side is phenomenal.”
Yedlin missed the Magpies’ opening six league games of the season due to a groin strain but has cemented his place in Bruce’s first-team by playing every minute of their last five matches.
The 26-year-old has racked up 10 assists and contributed three goals in the 101 appearances he has made for the club since joining from Tottenham in 2016.
Yedlin is contracted to stay at St James Park until 2021 as the full-back signed a five-year contract upon joining the club.
In other Newcastle United news, Danny Mills has tipped a Magpies midfielder for the exit in January.