‘9/10’, ‘Top performance’: Media hails Newcastle United player’s ‘man of the match’ performance against Fulham
The game’s main talking point happened in the opening minutes, when Nathaniel Chalobah was sent off.
The midfielder was dismissed for a poor tackle on Sean Longstaff on his first Premier League start of the season.
The poor challenge didn’t slow Longstaff down, as he went on to put in a brilliant performance for the Magpies.
The 24-year-old was everywhere in midfield, keeping the game moving and putting Fulham’s players under pressure on the ball.
Longstaff capped off a brilliant performance with a goal just before half-time.
Longstaff’s brilliant performance against Fulham
The media also recognised Longstaff’s efforts at Craven Cottage yesterday.
I News gave Longstaff and eight out of 10 for his role in Newcastle’s win.
Chronicle Live said: “9/10. A top midfield performance. Battled hard won his tackles and weighed in with well-taken goal. Man of the match.”
While Newcastle World added: “8/10. A deserved goal to cap off a committed all-round midfield display after recovering from a reckless tackle that saw Nathaniel Chalobah red carded.”
Longstaff signed a three-year deal at Newcastle this summer, and Howe will be over the moon he’s decided to stay at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle were linked with a host of midfielders over the summer that threatened Longstaff’s place in the side.
Celtic’s Matt O’Riley is one name linked with a move to Tyneside who plays a similar role to Longstaff.
However, if Longstaff keeps putting in brilliant performances like he did yesterday, Newcastle may reconsider if they need further reinforcements.
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