Loads of Newcastle fans have been running the rule over Saturday’s huge win against Huddersfield, and they are once again delighted with the progress of Sean Longstaff.
Newcastle welcomed the league’s worst side to St. James’ Park on Saturday, but they still had to go out there and put in a top-notch performance, which is exactly what they did.
The Magpies were on the front foot right from the off, as Miguel Almiron struck the woodwork on his home debut with a difficult lobbed finish and several other chances went begging.
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Huddersfield had Tommy Smith sent off for a ludicrous tackle on Almiron, who tortured the Terriers all afternoon.
Salomon Rondon broke the deadlock shortly after half-time before Ayoze Perez doubled the lead, and there was no way back for the ten men from Yorkshire then.
While Almiron will rightfully take the headlines, Longstaff once again ran the game from midfield, completely bossing the Terriers with his calmness on the ball and excellent, progressive passing. He also struck a thunderous effort off the crossbar in the second half.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are calling on Gareth Southgate to reward the 21 year-old with an England call-up…
At what point do we stop joking about Sean Longstaff being the best player in the world and start saying it seriously?
— Ali (@NotAliGrey) February 23, 2019
Sean Longstaff is gonna go right to the very top (in Harry Redknapp voice).
— Evin (@EvG_Football) February 23, 2019
Sean Longstaff is the best young English midfielder in the country.
— DG (@DavidJG80) February 23, 2019
Sean Longstaff is the next Carrick wooow
— Ahmed🀄 (@geesey171) February 23, 2019
Anyone else think Longstaff will make his England debut before Lascelles? #NUFC
— Geordie_Down_Under85 (@GUnder85) February 23, 2019
Loads of good performances today for the toon. Longstaff will be captaining England in Qatar.
— Mart (@MartRyton) February 23, 2019
It’s probably about now Gareth Southgate is receiving the text saying ‘this Longstaff kid is too good for the U21’s, we should just fast track him straight into the starting 11 of the full England team’. #nufc
— Richard Lavender (@richylavender) February 23, 2019
Longstaff's worth £130m at the minute IMO. Once he's won his first England cap that'll double.
— ℂ𝕣𝕒𝕚𝕘 (@GiarcNE40) February 23, 2019