Matt Ritchie proved to be the unlikely hero for Newcastle United as they produced a shock victory over Manchester City.
Newcastle threw a spanner into the works in the race for the title by coming from behind to topple the champions.
This would allow Liverpool to move seven points clear at the top if they beat Leicester City in tonight’s Premier League clash.
The Magpies had trailed inside the first 30 seconds when Sergio Aguero netted from close range.
At that point, it looked like it could be a long and difficult night for Rafa Benitez’s men but they stood firm and slowly got back into the game.
When Salomon Rondon brought the scores level, the crowd cheered on the Newcastle players who responded well.
And Sean Longstaff dispossessed Fernandinho in his own box before being knocked to the ground by the Brazilian.
Man City goalkeeper Ederson needed treatment before the penalty, meaning Ritchie had to hold his nerve during the delay and remain composed.
But the 29-year-old, who has been operating at left-back, stepped up and slammed his penalty past Ederson.
Below are some tweets from Newcastle fans praising Ritchie.
Great composure Matty get in lad
— STEVE SENIOR (@STEVEJADE) January 29, 2019
I love this guy! If everyone had his passion and desire, relegation would never be a discussion !
— Arthur Sfyris (@ArthurSfyris) January 29, 2019
love Matt Ritchie,he works so hard.I was very disturbed when there was talk earlier in the season of selling him.He's like Kevin Nolan.
— neale floyd (@nfloyd58) January 29, 2019
Just love this lad, what a grafter ♥️
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) January 30, 2019
Best pound for pound signing we’ve made. Tremendous work rate and desire to win. Nice left peg as well. Give him an extension, there is not many around like him.
— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) January 29, 2019
Matt Ritchie is simply a beast and he speaks so well for the club also
— Ryan Nedeljkovic (@Ryan_Nedelk) January 30, 2019
What a quality left foot this lad has. One of best crosses of a ball in the league for sure
— HQ RACING (@MRPROFIT21) January 29, 2019
He’s got a magic hat!!
— Cheeky_Magpie 🏴🏳️🏴 (@DanielPeev) January 29, 2019