Newcastle United finally picked up their first win of the campaign as they rode their luck to take all three points from visitors Watford, with all three of Rafa Benitez’s subs instrumental in the victory.
Former Swansea man Ki Sung-Yueng delivered a delightful ball onto the head of fellow substitute Ayoze Perez who did well to flick the ball home, while Swiss centre-back Schar replaced an injured Jamaal Lascelles and helped keep the Hornets at bay for the remainder of the game.
Departing Deportivo la Coruna in the summer for just £3.6m, the 6-foot-2 defender made only his second appearance for the Magpies on Saturday and his impression on the Toon Army was such that some are naming the 26-year-old as their favourite player.
Speaking to the Chronicle, the tough-tackler seemed equally pleased with his outing, saying that he has “waited a long time to get these minutes” under his belt and that he thought he did “quite a good job.”
Here’s how Newcastle fans reacted to their number 5’s performance.
For services to being good on the ball whilst still being up for a ruck, Fabian Schar is my new favourite player.
— Michael Atkinson (@ATKmichael) November 3, 2018
Fabian Schar I love you.
— k ✮ (@Ligma84115) November 3, 2018
Mate of mine was talking to a first team player through the week and he said Fabian Schar was the best centre half at the club…. must admit he looked decent today #NUFC
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) November 3, 2018
needs to start playing. looked immense today
— Mobin Hussain (@Mobs_) November 3, 2018
Fabian Schar’s Black & White Army man
— Dylan Povey (@PoveyDylan) November 3, 2018
Fabián Schar was class today like!! Very impressed!!
— Jack McGurk (@jmcgurk20) November 3, 2018
Fabian Schar is phenomenal. Lascelles got a job on trying to get back into that side. Loved when he was straight over to defend Yedlin. #NUFC
— Ben Holden (@BenHolden_) November 3, 2018
In awe at the size of Fabian Schar. Absolute unit.
— Crowy (@Crowy96) November 3, 2018
— liam hayes (@liamhayesphysio) November 3, 2018