In Saturday’s scoreless draw between Newcastle United and Patrick Vieira’s team, Anderson appeared for a promising 20 minutes.
Howe revealed last week that the 19-year-old was “fighting for his first Premier League start,” and he took Ryan Fraser’s place because his squad needed new approaches in the final third of the field.
Howe put Anderson on the left side of his attack, and United’s head coach was happy with his impact in and around the box.
Howe remarked, “I thought he was quite brilliant. “I inserted him on the left because I felt that our midfield three were doing admirably at that point in the game, and I didn’t want to break up their flow. I believed we were in charge of the game.
Put him wide since sometimes altering a well-functioning area might have unfavourable effects. But he is capable of playing in that area, and he does it very effectively. His chopping and twisting in the box was really outstanding.
“I’m very happy with Elliot. He put a couple of lovely balls in with his left foot, which we probably should have done better with.
Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson.
Once again, he starts a home game under pressure, and he demands the ball at all times.
Last month, during the team’s 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Tranmere Rovers, Anderson made his debut.