Some Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Allan Saint-Maximin, following the 1-0 win over Manchester United at St James’ Park.
The Magpies No.10 was in the mood against the Red Devils, driving forward at every opportunity he could and proving to be a real difference maker, creating space with his direct style of dribbling.
It was one of his ventures forward that led to Jetro Willems setting Matty Longstaff up for the winning goal, while Saint-Maximin impressed throughout having recorded a game-high four dribbles.
The 22-year-old also made two key passes on a day when he was one of Newcastle’s best players.
One fan said that the Frenchman is “everything we’ve been missing”, while another said that the former OGC Nice attacker was “key to it all”.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
Been a while since I’ve down a post match shoutout for the lads but where to start???
Defence was outstanding. All 3 CBs were unreal.
Both Longstaff Bros impenetrable….both passing on point.
Allan Saint-Maximin was everything we’ve been missing.
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) October 6, 2019
Brilliant win. Buzzing for Matty. Back to trusted formation too. Lejeune and Ritchie back after the break too. Keep this shape. ASM obviously key to it all. #NUFC
— Daniel (@danjpeg) October 6, 2019
• The longstaff’s were incredible. Very disciplined and incredible work ethic, buzzing for matty
• ASM is deadly and will cause trouble all season
• We are lucky to have Schar
• Still don’t like Bruce #NUFC #NEWMUN
— Adam Campbell (@AdamCam70223591) October 6, 2019
Even without the goal, Matty Longstaff was MOTM. Composed, tenacious and made his brother look like the player he was last year. Schar, Lascelles and Willems also excellent. Saint-Maximin always a threat and exciting. #nufc
— ToonFan (@ToonFan14) October 6, 2019
Credit where credit is due, as bad as I think Steve Bruce is. His selections were excellent today. Matty Longstaff didn’t look out of place and I thought Clark and Yedlin were great. Saint-Maximin is the kind of player I’d pay my hard earned money on – been a while! #NUFC
— Ian (@ISTB87) October 6, 2019
Saint-Maximin is another one who’s put in a brilliant shift today. Ran his legs off and caused real problems. Chalk and cheese this, after Leicester #nufc
— Jonny Smith (@hawaythen) October 6, 2019
absolute baller, congrats lad
— joe (@Futman11Jr) October 6, 2019
Best player on the pitch maximarc
— Marc ✌️? (@Marcus_Clutter) October 6, 2019