Leicester started 2020 in the most ideal way possible as they stuck three unanswered goals past Newcastle away from home.
Brendan Rodgers’ men ensured they stayed in second place in the Premier League as goals from Ayoze Perez and James Maddison initially put them two goals ahead.
England U21 international Hamza Choudhury came on in the second half and rifled in an effort from the edge of the area to wrap up all three points.
Coincidentally, that goal was the first of his senior career as he put his festive game time to good use to stake a big claim to Rodgers.
The goal was struck so sweetly that fans couldn’t help but take to Twitter to laud the youngster.
That’s an incredible finish to shut up the geordies Hamza 💙
— Andy Gilhooley (@andygilhooley82) January 1, 2020
What a goal that is by Choudhury. His every touch has been booed , so he then scores an absolute worldie which completely empties St James Park.
First senior goal too, outstanding. #lcfc
— Jamie Thorpe (@thorpie54) January 1, 2020
Other individuals decided to solely focus on the quality of Choudhury who was only just appeared in Rodgers’ plans this term.
As well as scoring, he completed 95% of his passes during the 13 minutes he was on the field. He was keen to get on the ball, evidenced by the fact that he made just under half of the number of passes he made in a full 90 minutes against West Ham.
A comparison was even made with Andy King who is now on loan at Rangers after departing the King Power Stadium temporarily.
The midfielder was regularly in the goals for the Foxes during their stay in the Championship, netting 15 times during the 2010/11 campaign. If Choudhury continues to score goals, further similarities may well appear.
Andy King 2
— edwardo badger (@EdwardoBadger) January 2, 2020
Such a talented player, so happy for you, one of our own 💙
— 🦋 (@ECreativity_) January 1, 2020
Special player 💙🦊
— Ellis (@Pacifierrrr) January 1, 2020
What a player 💙🦊😍
— Ollie Hildred (@OllieHildred) January 1, 2020
Other fans decided to concentrate on the future of the 22-year-old who has already turned in some impressive performances for the high flying Foxes.
Last season, he starred against Chelsea, making a combined six tackles and interceptions so suggestions that he has potential are correct.
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However, the midfield man has found regular minutes tough to come by, appearing as a substitute seven times in 2019/20. Last term, he managed just nine outings in total.
This has seen one individual calling for him to play more and based on his performance against the Magpies, Rodgers should definitely consider doing so.
Hopefully he will get more game time…..the Loughborough legend is being born and hopefully be at Leicester City for 10+ years
— MrGoodey (@GoodeyMr) January 2, 2020
Such potential 🦊💙
— QTQ (@Jess1ekins) January 2, 2020