Newcastle United continued their improvement of form with a 2-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League.
The Magpies rose to 13th in the table following goals from Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schär.
It was the central defender’s goal that caught the eye.
The Swiss performer fired an unstoppable effort into Tom Heaton’s net from way outside the box to take his tally to three for the season.
Schär’s return to form has been remarkable.
Back in September, Rafa Benitez saw his side dumped out of the EFL Cup following a 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
The 27-year-old was given the runaround that night by Reds striker Daryl Murphy and was subsequently dropped by his boss.
After the embarrassing defeat, Schär would sit out seven Premier League games and wasn’t even named in the matchday squad for three of them.
The form of the former FC Basle man has improved drastically.
He is now one of the first names on Benitez’s team sheet and is contributing positively.
Schär has been a key part of a team that has secured four wins in the last six games.
The man with 47 caps for Switzerland has now started to show Newcastle fans exactly what he is capable of.
According to Who Scored, he is winning an average of four aerial challenges per game, whilst his partnership with Jamaal Lascelles is growing with each game.
As a result, Newcastle have looked far more competent at the back and that has proved the catalyst for their recent good form.