Charlton Athletic fans would have been forgiven for forgetting what it is like to celebrate a win, having gone 11 games without one.
However, that run was brought to an end as they were given a late Christmas present by their team, with Lee Bowyer’s men going on to get a 3-2 victory over Bristol City on Boxing Day.
Macauley Bonne was a central figure in ensuring the three points stayed at the Valley.
— Macauley Bonne (@MBonne9) December 26, 2019
The 24-year-old scored twice, the first of which came from a delightful dinked effort over the goalkeeper and the second coming from a chance that he had to fight for and finish well, firing into the roof of the net with his left foot.
He didn’t officially get the assist for Alfie Doughty’s goal, but there are Charlton fans giving it to him, as he fizzed in the ball that the 20-year-old was able to bundle in at the second attempt.
In addition to the above contributions, Bonne made four key passes, three tackles and won eight aerial duels, which offers an indication of just how influential he was, something many fans showed their appreciation for.
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Motm easy, 2 goals and an assist
— Michael (@natediazisking) December 26, 2019
Well done you! Cracking performance.
— Steve May (@Stevemayuk) December 26, 2019
Superb honest hard working performance topped up by two classy finishes
— kevin Taylor (@taylorkevin9_a) December 26, 2019
Great performance two very good goals & an assist merry Christmas lol COYRs
— Kris Chapman (@KrisChapman_) December 26, 2019
There were some fans who focused on the former Leyton Orient striker’s application since joining the club, with one declaring their love for him and another branding him an “absolute hero”.
It can be said that this type of recognition is well-deserved, as in 16 starts and two substitute appearances, the frontman has eight goals and one assist, following his brace.
This latest performance will only strengthen the feeling of love towards him.
You absolute hero! What a player
— Tyler Rowlinson (@tylerowlinson02) December 26, 2019
Macca, honestly, I love you
— Connor Fawdry (@connorfawdry) December 26, 2019
What A @MBonne9
— George (@George80162185) December 26, 2019
— The Underdog (@Expandsyourmind) December 26, 2019
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