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Newcastle: Fans praise Clark

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have responded to Keith Downie’s tweet about Ciaran Clark.

The Sky Sports presenter was very impressed with the Republic of Ireland international during the Toon’s 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Is Clark underrated?

Yes, he does not get the credit he deserves

Yes, he does not get the credit he deserves

No he is bang average

No he is bang average

Clark played alongside Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez and was fantastic as Newcastle limited the Blues to four shots on target before they stole the game at the end, thanks to Isaac Hayden’s first goal of the season.

However, it is the performance of Clark that has received praise from many Newcastle fans.

What do we think?

The 30-year-old, who is valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, turned in a stunning performance that earned him a 7.48 rating from WhoScored and included seven clearances, three blocks and two tackles.

Clark has now made 84 appearances for the Toon, and though he is not flashy or the best on the ball, he is a solid Premier League defender, and in his time with Newcastle, he has rarely let them down.

Under Rafael Benitez, Clark slipped down the pecking order in the second half of last season, but this year he has become a crucial part of Steve Bruce’s plans.

The Magpies have only won two games without Clark, and for a man who cost them just £5.1m in 2016, he has more than proved his worth.

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