Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy scored his first goal for loan club West Bromwich Albion in their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night, and Magpies fans were quick to have their say on the wide man finding the net.
Rafa Benitez admitted he allowed the 23-year-old to join the Baggies on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window following the arrival of Miguel Almiron at St James’ Park, and his outing against Forest was his third for the west Midlands outfit.
The attacker started the match in a front three alongside Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle, and scored his side’s first equaliser of the night with a right-footed effort.
Newcastle supporters took to social media to have their say on Murphy’s goal and how it could affect him and their club, and while one commented on his squad number of 70 and said “don’t ever let him come back”, another said it will “hopefully give the lad some confidence”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Jacob Murphy wearing number 70. Don’t ever let him come back @NUFC
— Dale (@dalerylatt1) February 12, 2019
Jacob Murphy goal, hopefully gives the lad some confidence #NUFC
— Murray White (@Muzza_90) February 12, 2019
— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) February 12, 2019
Happy to see Murphy get a goal for West Brom #nufc
— Kevin Nichol (@Kevin_Nichol) February 12, 2019
Murphy has just scored against forest. 👀 #nufc
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) February 12, 2019
Chuffed for Jacob Murphy. Still think there's a player there for us. #nufc
— Middle Age Fanclub (@grahamcrosby) February 12, 2019
Good for him, who knows maybe this spell will give him a loft to plough on with his career and development. There has to be questions asked of what is happening with Sorensen and Roberts, neither can get a game at pivotal times in their development
— Pete Clarke (@Peteclarke85) February 12, 2019
Good. Hope He scores 40 goals then we can get 40 million for him in the summer. 🦆🥚
— Dale Ranson (@ranson_dale) February 12, 2019
Found his level
— Steve Atkinson (@SteveAt91142691) February 12, 2019