Newcastle United are safely through to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after a comfortable win against League Two side Luton Town at St James’ Park on Saturday.
Three goals in nine first half minutes were enough to secure the 3-1 victory despite a spirited showing from the away side after the break.
Ayoze Perez was the double goal hero of the afternoon with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey also hitting the back of the net.
While they’ll steal the headlines, it was the performance of Jacob Murphy that caught the eye of home supporters, with the winger producing a dynamic attacking performance to help his side to victory.
The summer signing has struggled to start regularly for Rafa Benitez this season but has now performed well in his last two matches after providing the assist in the recent 1-0 league victory against Stoke City.
Does he now deserve an extended run in the Magpies team?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Murphy looked good again today, one of our most positive players. Needs to work on his shooting though #NUFC
— Sean (@sehol) January 6, 2018
Positives: Clark, Shelvey, Ritchie and Murphy were all good. Murphy in particular is growing in confidence with every game and when he gets going, it’s a joy to watch. #NUFC
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) January 6, 2018
I was at the game today and I can comfortably say #NUFC ‘s motm was Jacob Murphy, had a great game!
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) January 6, 2018
MOTM again today. Absolutely unreal talent. Coming into your own at perfect time of the season…. #NUFC
— Burnsie 🎯⚽ NUFC ⚽🎯 (@BenArfaChance) January 6, 2018
Quite like the fact we signed Jacob Murphy in the summer, seems like a decent player who likes the club and works hard. Haven’t had enough of them in recent years.
— craig (@_craig1892) January 6, 2018
You're gaining confidence match by match mate and growing in to the shirt. Keep it up and you can go a long way
— The Missing Link (@beefman_1980) January 6, 2018
By FAR the best player on the pitch, actually running at them and attacking. Looked so natural when you were playing fancy footwork. Deserve to start v Swansea 👌
— Felix_NUFC (@Felix_NUFC) January 6, 2018
Very impressed with how well @JacobMurphy95 has done since coming into the side
— Danielle💖🐼 (@d_n_g_x) January 6, 2018