Federico Fernandez completed 90 minutes in the win over Bournemouth on Saturday – and some Newcastle United fans on Twitter were blown away by their performance of their defender.
The Magpies recorded a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park in the Premier League fixture and had to come back from a goal down.
Bournemouth took the lead in the 14th minute when Welshman Harry Wilson opened the scoring.
But Newcastle scored either side of half-time through DeAndre Yedlin and then Ciaran Clark to turn the game on its head to earn three points.
Steve Bruce’s team have now picked up seven points from their last three league fixtures and go into the international break in top form.
They currently sit 11th in the table and have a seven-point cushion over the relegation places.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media singled out Fernandez as someone that was excellent against Bournemouth.
The experienced 30-year-old centre-back put his body on the line with a number of top blocks in the victory and was a real leader in the backline.
There is a lot of competition for places in the Newcastle defence and he’s not been a regular this season, but has now started three consecutive matches and has been integral in the team’s form.
Here are some Newcastle fans on Fernandez:
Thought Fede Fernandez was magnificent today … led the team when Lascelles went off. #NUFC
— Ben Walker (@BenWalker1984) November 9, 2019
Federico Fernandez was superb today.
Bruce deserves a fair amount of credit for the past two games, as well. We could, and maybe should, have scored 10 in the two games.
I’m happy with the 6 points though!#NUFC
— NUFC (@ScoutNUFC) November 9, 2019
Federico Fernandez is the best centre half in the premier league. #NUFC
— Graeme Brash (@Brashmeister81) November 9, 2019
Fernandez crunching Fraser because he dived, you love to see it #nufc
— . (@DomP3arson) November 9, 2019
Fernandez is superb #nufc
— dean (@dmillaz) November 9, 2019
Fernandez is different class by the way, so composed and defensively sound #NUFC
— Joshua (@NUFCJS) November 9, 2019
Fernandez is 1 hell of a defender like #NUFC
— ⚫️Dudga ⚪️ (@paulyd_81303) November 9, 2019