Newcastle United have only lost one of their last seven in the Premier League, with that strong run of form moving them into 13th position in the table.
Manchester United were their opponents in the league last time out, and a second-half effort from Matt Ritchie secured a huge three points for Newcastle on home soil.
A number of players have been impressive for the Magpies in recent weeks, and Mohamed Diame certainly deserves to be placed in that category.
The 30-year-old has actually only started 12 Premier League games for Newcastle this season, but his form in recent weeks has kept him in Rafael Benitez’s XI.
Indeed, Diame, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, scored in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on February 4 before impressing against Man United last time out.
The midfielder has not always felt the love of the Newcastle fans due to inconsistent form, but there is no question that the supporters are pleased with the Senegal international at the moment.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) February 20, 2018
Chris he had been outstanding this last month, the best he has played for us since he’s been here, I just wonder why it’s taken so long? Playing in his right position has helped I guess?
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) February 20, 2018
Fair play to him, he has definitely stepped up when it mattered which I didn’t think he had in him to be honest.
— Scott (@ScottBarclay6) February 20, 2018
Go on big man, get the winner!!!
— 9 December 1892 (@ChrisMc1892) February 20, 2018
He's been killing it the past month
— Jimmy Owens (@owensje) February 20, 2018
What I have liked most about him is that when he hasn’t been good enough, he’s made no excuse in interviews. He has always said he needs to do better and work harder.
— Chris Parkin (@Chris_p18) February 20, 2018
Mo diame scored a world class solo goal at wigan and De Bruyne cant, diame> de bruyne
— Josh (@ffsNewcastIe) February 19, 2018
On this day one week ago, Newcastle United turned Man U over which involved £90m Paul Pogba being reduced to Mo Diame’s pocket
How time flies
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) February 18, 2018