Newcastle fans call for Fabian Schar to feature more often following performance v Watford

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.