Some Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to pile the praise on Matty Longstaff, after the youngster scored the only goal of the game against Manchester United on what was his debut for the club.
The 19-year-old – starting alongside his brother Sean in midfield – ran the show against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men as the Magpies bounced back from their 5-0 loss to Leicester with a 1-0 win over United.
Longstaff – Matty, not Sean – had two shots, scoring with the one on target, while also recording one key pass against the Red Devils.
The teenager also recorded a tackle and two interceptions, while also hitting the bar with a fantastic swerving effort in the first-half from long range – it really was a dream debut for Longstaff.
Rightly so, the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been piling the praise on the Magpies academy graduate after the game.
Let’s take a look at some of the Twitter reaction…
Matty Longstaff should walk around St James’s Park for a good hour or so, call into The Strawberry for a few free pints, stroll around Newcastle all night saying hello to random folk about town.
Full kit, shin-guards & boots! ????
— John Potts #NUFC (@johnpottm) October 6, 2019
Matty Longstaff absolute monster that kid ⚫️⚪️⚫️ #NUFC
— canny lass (@ocinemodid) October 6, 2019
Forget the goal, Matty Longstaff was top drawer today. Hard to believe he’s a complete PL novice, looked very composed from the first minute. Schar was immense as usual too #NUFC
— Luke Deveney (@DeveneyNUFC) October 6, 2019
Can’t celebrate too much beating this current Utd lot but massive 3 points that. Matty Longstaff superb throughout. ?? #Nufc
— Chris Hunt (@ChrisHunt20) October 6, 2019
Unbelievable debut by our new local hero Matty Longstaff man! Enjoy it sonna!! #NUFC
— Neil Stark (@Neilooo) October 6, 2019
— Matthew Kay (@Matthew_Kay95) October 6, 2019