As Newcastle United beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 on Friday night, Paul Dummett compared Elliot Anderson to Diego Maradona.
To begin with, it is necessary to bear in mind that the comment was ironic since the great Argentine is one of one.
However, Anderson has previously been compared to the former Napoli legend, with Joey Barton once saying: “I’ve been listening to a lot of Bill Shankley tapes today. He talked a lot about a 19-year-old Diego Maradona and how he stops in the penalty area, exactly like Elliot Anderson does. (He is) a great talent.”
While Barton may have been dead serious, Paul Dummett was not when he compared Elliot Anderson to Diego Maradona after his brilliant display for Newcastle in their win against Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle man Paul Dummett compares Elliott Anderson to Diego Maradona after victory at Nottingham Forest
The English midfielder replaced Allan Saint-Maximin in minute 46he minute of the contest, adding steel and silk to a winger who showed both attributes on his way to a crucial victory.
While Newcastle wizard Elliot Anderson was praised for his performance against Nottingham Forest, Paul Dummett compared him to Diego Maradona in instagramcommenting, ‘Geordie Maradona’.
Elliot Anderson will be key in the race of the first four
The 20-year-old, who could have made it on the scoreboard but for a bizarrely disallowed goal, will certainly have a part to play in his team’s Champions League qualification. With the Magpies sometimes looking bereft of ideas going forward, his eye for a pass and his creativity will come in handy.
While Newcastle star Elliot Anderson may not be exactly Diego Maradona, even if Paul Dummett seriously believes he showed the flashes of the legend against Nottingham Forest, he’s a huge talent.
And if Bruno Guimaraes ever has a bad day, there’s no better creator in the middle of the park to trust than Anderson.
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