Kieran Trippier was the very first signing for Eddie Howe and the new NUFC owners. The 31 year old arriving at St James’ Park only months after picking up a La Liga winners medal and then playing in the final of the Euros, England eventually losing to Italy but the now Newcastle United player having created the Luke Shaw goal that had produced a second minute lead. A superb first signing, as Kieran Trippier was convinced by the Newcastle United project and the fact that his former manager Eddie Howe had arrived two months earlier.
Kieran Trippier key stats:
Started eight PL matches and won five, drawn three, lost none.
Played 700 PL minutes and scored three goals, on average a goal every 233 minutes.
Has taken four free-kicks (within shooting distance) and scored with three of them.
Only three goals conceded in the NUFC seven PL matches that he’d started, until Sunday’s six goal thriller.
On top of all that, a new table published today has another stunning stat backing up the Kieran Trippier impact at Newcastle United.
As you can see, Kieran Trippier is at the very top of players at the 14 clubs when it comes to successful progressive passing this season, his ability on the ball is a massive bonus on top of his defensive quality.