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Newcastle United: Lee Ryder praises Sven Botman after ‘defensive masterclass’

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Journalist Lee Ryder has praised Newcastle United defender Sven Botman for the ‘masterclass’ display he put in during his club’s most recent outing.

After such a long break without Premier League football, Eddie Howe’s men returned to action in impressive fashion, picking up all three points in a dominant win.

Indeed, the Magpies travelled away from home to face Leicester City, but they may as well have been playing in front of their own fans as they cruised to a 3-0 victory.

A penalty from Chris Wood and then a fine effort from Miguel Almiron put Newcastle two goals after just seven minutes before Joelinton later headed in a third from a corner.

Unsurprisingly, a number of players impressed during the match, but it seems as though Botman stood out after Ryder handed him a 9/10 in the player ratings for ChronicleLive.

He also wrote: “Absolutely bossing it. One swept clear off the line and refused to give Leicester an inch. A Dutch defensive masterclass.”

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