Brighton star praises ‘world class’ Nick Pope following Man of the Match Newcastle United display
Nick Pope’s incredible display at the Amex Stadium on Saturday maintained Newcastle’s unbeaten start to the season and came just a day after he set social media alight.
Despite the home side having the upper-hand for much of the contest, Pope stood firm to record his second-straight clean-sheet.
His performance in the Magpies goal impressed many in attendance on the south coast, including Adam Lallana who he denied a goal on Saturday with two great saves.
Lallana told The Athletic: "Pope was man of the match and that explains it all.”
"He's a world-class keeper, plays for England. He showed exactly why Newcastle bought him in the summer.
"I know him from my time with England. He's a great lad and he's a great shot-stopper."
Newcastle and Pope return to St James’s Park to face Manchester City on Sunday.