Newcastle United loan signing Kenedy scored two superb goals at St James’ Park on Saturday, inspiring the Magpies to a vital 3-0 win over fellow relegation battlers Southampton in the English Premier League.
The win moves Rafa Benitez’s side up to 13th in the table and eases worries about dropping down to the Championship, now five points clear of the relegation zone.
There’s work left to do to ensure safety, but the win against Saints was absolutely crucial.
Kenedy was the hero of the afternoon, finishing expertly twice in the opening 30 minutes to give his side a comfortable afternoon in front of a buoyant home support.
Fans are now calling on the club to make his loan move from Chelsea permanent, believing he adds something completely different to this Newcastle side.
Will we be seeing the Brazilian in black and white next season?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Newcastle were brilliant today, especially Kenedy with his two goals. The first one was just ? Nice to have a bit of breathing space from the bottom three going into the game against Huddersfield #nufc
— Caroline Dowse (@toongirl83) March 10, 2018
Dubravka and Kenedy are our best signings for a long time seriously impressed by them today #nufc
— yung jd wetherspoon? (@parkwaydylan) March 10, 2018
Hope we can scrounge 20m to buy Kenedy in the summer. Looks a proper player. #NUFC
— Jonny Hughes (@JonnyCalcio) March 10, 2018
Kenedy is our best player ? #NUFC
— James Winter (@96Jamesw) March 11, 2018
We must throw money at Chelsea for Kenedy in the summer #nufc
— Iain Connolly (@forasf) March 10, 2018
Goes without saying keep Kenedy at all cost at end of loan. He must fancy stay rather then getting a hand full of games down there. #NUFC
— Mark Jobson (@seat87Area_N) March 10, 2018
Newcastle should do everything possible to sign Kenedy permanently in the summer; absolutely fantastic player, a game changer #NUFC
— Callum James Diegan (@cal489) March 10, 2018
Kenedy showed what we were missing a direct winger with pace that takes on the defender and has a end product what a game the lad had! Also Shelvey was bloody brilliant to watch as Well #NUFC
— Mo Chugz (@mc_chug) March 10, 2018