Newcastle United weren’t in action on Tuesday night, but the fans still had cause for celebration as their former striker Daryl Murphy scored the winning goal in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win against arch-rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The Magpies sold the 34-year-old to Forest for an undisclosed fee in July just a year after they had bought him themselves from Ipswich Town, and he has now scored four goals in his seven Championship appearances for Mark Warburton’s side following his low, angled finish against the Mackems.
The fact that the result leaves Sunderland 20th in the standings following their relegation to the second tier last term will make it even sweeter for the St James’ Park faithful, who have just seen their side record successive Premier League wins.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on Murphy’s goal via social media, with some labelling him as a ‘Newcastle legend’ and others calling it “tremendous news”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Doesn't get better seeing Daryl Murphy sinking the Mackems last night! #NUFC
— NUFC HQ (@NUFC_HQ) September 13, 2017
— Kev Bolton (@kevbolton3) September 13, 2017
Ahhhh waking up to see Daryl Murphy score the winner for forest against Sunderland is just magnificent #nufc
— LONDONUFC (@numbernineco) September 13, 2017
— Andy Armstrong (@ArmstrongAndy93) September 13, 2017
— Dai Rees (@DaiRees1984) September 13, 2017
Daryl Murphy's 86th minute winner at Sunderland last night..
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) September 12, 2017
Big fan of Daryl Murphy scoring the winner v the unwashed. Simply lovely #nufc
— Patty (@Patty_518) September 12, 2017
— Stephen Graham (@lemsphotograph1) September 12, 2017
— William Nolan (@WillNolanNFFC) September 12, 2017