Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored his second goal in three Championship appearances for loan side West Bromwich Albion in their 3-2 win against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday, and Magpies fans were quick to react on Twitter.
The Baggies signed the 23-year-old on a temporary basis until the end of the campaign during the January transfer window, and his start at Loftus Road was his fourth on the bounce for Darren Moore’s men.
The former Norwich City player put the visitors 2-1 ahead in the 61st minute with a brilliant low finish into the far corner from the right-hand side of the penalty area, to help them keep up the pressure in the automatic promotion race.
Meanwhile, the Tyneside outfit have the likes of Matt Ritchie, Kenedy, Christian Atsu and new boy Miguel Almiron on the wings in the run-in as they look to avoid being embroiled in a Premier League relegation battle.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Murphy finding the net again, and while one claimed “he’s better than Ritchie and Kenedy”, another said “hopefully this proves to be a turning point”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Another one for Murphy. #NUFC
— Daniel (@danjpeg) February 19, 2019
I see Jacob Murphy has scored again. Score goals and grow some shoulders, lad.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) February 19, 2019
Murphy for Rondon in the summer? pic.twitter.com/nMqoW4Hoee
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) February 19, 2019
At his correct level
— ToonCoyne?? (@ToonCoyne) February 19, 2019
@garethblackwood cant believe he scored again
— Olly Arnell (@OliverArnell) February 20, 2019
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Found his level
— Adam Kennair (@discopants1982) February 19, 2019
Give Rafa 5 minutes with him, he’ll soon be stopped then
— samzala93 (@samzala93) February 20, 2019
Playing better in his position
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) February 20, 2019
— Pat Mustard (@BellshillRat2kg) February 20, 2019
More direct in 5 seconds than he has been in 15 months. Hopefully this proves to be a turning point
— Mark Gillon (@mgillon81) February 20, 2019
still think we should have kept jacob murphy, he’s better than ritchie and kenedy idc what anyone says
— ryan (@ryan2600) February 19, 2019