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Fans love Allan Saint-Maximin’s reason for being in the net during Longstaff goal

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Fans love Allan Saint-Maximin’s reason for being in the net during Longstaff goal

Newcastle United banished memories of the 5-0 thrashing at Leicester City, by bouncing back with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

The Magpies showed brilliant character on the day and had debutant Matty Longstaff to thank for the three points, with the 19-year-old scoring from the edge of the area.

It was a huge moment for manager Steve Bruce, who had been stewing on the awful Leicester result from the weekend before.

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The Toon Army are now out of the relegation zone and will be looking to kick on after the international break.

The headlines rightfully belong to the younger Longstaff brother after his brilliant winner, which was made by Jetro Willems after excellent work by the lively Allan Saint-Maximin.

The French winger drove the counter-attack forward with his searing pace, before slipping Willems in from the left.

Some fans noticed that Saint-Maximin had continued his run so far that he actually ended up in the back of David De Gea’s goal as Longstaff’s shot hit the back of the net.

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The summer signing from Nice has jokingly provided a reason for that on Twitter, replying to a fan: “I was actually looking for the best view before the goal.”

It turns out that the 22-year-old was simply trying not to interfere with play for fear of being ruled offside.

Newcastle fans react

Fans loved Saint-Maximin’s answer on Twitter:


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