Newcastle fans are loving the form of Mohamed Diame right now

Newcastle United took a big step towards their English Premier League survival on Saturday after a strong 3-0 win over Southampton at St James’ Park.

Knowing that defeat would be a massive blow at this stage of the season, Rafa Benitez’s team had to deliver and did just that thanks to goals from Kenedy and Matt Ritchie.

While those two stole the headlines, Magpies supporters can’t stop talking about another midfield star – Mohamed Diame.

The former Senegal international dictated everything in the midfield area, allowing their more creative players to shine and inspiring the victory.

His form over the last couple of months has been huge for Newcastle’s fortunes and fans are hopeful he can carry that into the final eight games of the season and help his team avoid dropping back into the Championship.

Is there a more important player in Benitez’s starting eleven right now?

Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…