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Vurnon Anita | Midfielder | #8

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 139

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Newcastle United were able to overcome conceding the opening goal and Vurnon Anita was the unlikely hero to find an equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
After a convincing win over Swansea City at the weekend, there was a noticeable spark by the Magpies this evening. They were unlucky to fall behind as Manchester City's opening goal clearly came from an offside position. Shortly after the half-hour mark, Moussa Sissoko sent a cross far and wide to Anita. Anita then worked around Aleksandar Kolarov to create space and finished just inside the far post to score his first goal in over two years. Georginio Wijnaldum, who played the role of substitute for the first time this season, nearly found a winner but his shot was stopped by Joe Hart in the closing minutes. The defense has shown marked improvement since Anita has filled in at right back for Daryl Janmaat and Newcastle rightly earn a valuable point as they continue to battle their way out of relegation. Tue, Apr 19, 2016 04:47:00 PM
Source: NBC Sports