Newcastle fans praise Jamaal Lascelles as he scores winner against Swansea

Newcastle United secured their second Premier League win in a row as they beat Swansea City 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday thanks to a header from captain Jamaal Lascelles, and Magpies fans were quick to praise the centre-back.

The Magpies’ return to the top flight had got off to a shaky start following successive defeat against Tottenham Hotspur and fellow newly-promoted club Huddersfield Town, but Rafa Benitez’s men have reacted with two victories and two clean sheets.

Even though Lascelles is the skipper, he began the campaign on the substitutes’ bench with Ciaran Clark and new boy Florian Lejeune preferred at the heart of the defence.

However, the latter picked up an injury against Spurs and it has given the former Nottingham Forest man the chance to impress.

He certainly did that with a towering second-half header in south Wales, while he did well to recover to prevent Tammy Abraham from scoring at the other end of the pitch.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on Lascelles’ performance via social media, and many are willing to take back their previous criticism of the 23-year-old.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…