Newcastle United fans are hopeful that Rob Elliot will keep the number one spot in goal after his performance against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Magpies were on the losing end of a 2-0 scoreline at St James’ Park following goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
The main talking point of the match came early in the second half when Jonjo Shelvey stamped on Alli’s ankle.
The midfielder tried to retrieve the ball while his opponent was on the ground, and after Alli kicked it away, Shelvey retaliated.
With the game goalless at the time, the former Liverpool player’s sending-off was a pivotal moment.
As expected, plenty of fans were disappointed with his actions and the display overall, but the majority had only good things to say about Elliot.
During the summer, there have been rumours that the North-East outfit are looking to bring in a new goalkeeper.
As it stands, no new faces for that position have been signed, and Elliot was picked ahead of Karl Darlow and Tim Krul for the match against Spurs.
The 31-year-old conceded twice, but he did manage to pull off a notable save to deny Harry Kane.
After the result, Elliot took to Twitter.
Great attitude from the lads in difficult circumstances. Not the result we wanted but lots of positives. Great atmosphere and support #NUFC
— Rob Elliot (@the_dilsh) August 13, 2017
Great save from Harry Kane rob. Shame Jonjo ruined the game for us. I hope his apologies were genuine as that was beyond idiotic
— Ryan (@Doug__85) August 13, 2017
Great save to deny Kane today, hope you stay as number 1. You deserve it.
— Scott Carnall (@CarnallScott) August 13, 2017
New keeper ?? What new keeper!! The Dilsh is a top keeper.
— Throptoon (@Throptoon) August 13, 2017
Big year for you rob mate. Sort your distribution out and you could nail that #1 down 👌🏻
— #GayleForce (@SimplyNUFC) August 13, 2017
— Roman Karki (@rknroman) August 14, 2017
You were decent today .. grab the armband and have a whisper to JS lad #SafeHands
— Cramer (@rosscra47) August 13, 2017
You did everything you could today Rob. "Circumstances" and, sadly, unprofessional performances in certain areas made things difficult.
— Capt. Redbeard Rum (@1892Killer) August 13, 2017
Great performance as usual @the_dilsh you keep the team together. Let's look forward to the next game and improve again 😊
— Jenny (@jenb0591) August 13, 2017