Newcastle Untied produced a clinical performance to thrash League Two side Morecambe on Wednesday night – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter gave significant praise to their fringe man Jacob Murphy for his performance.
The Magpies earned a 7-0 away win at the Globe Arena and there were some real standout performers from their attackers.
Joelinton (two), Miguel Almiron, Murphy, Isaac Hayden, and Jamaal Lascelles were all on the scoresheet for the Premier League visitors, while Sam Levelle also netted an own goal in the closing stages of the match.
Steve Bruce’s side will now face Newport County in the fourth round of the competition and there is a real belief the Toon can try go deep into a domestic cup competition this season.
Despite there being numerous impressive individuals, a selection of Newcastle supporters on social media picked out Murphy as someone that really caught the eye.
The 25-year-old spent the last season impressing out on loan at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, but he appears to be on the fringes of Bruce’s current squad.
He is a skilful winger that hasn’t been named in the match day squad for either of the opening two Premier League games of the season, but he made a great case for himself in midweek with a composed left-footed finish against Morecambe and an all-action display full of work-rate.
Here are some Newcastle fans discussing Murphy:
Murphy’s playing a blinder #nufc
— NUFC Mag (@AnthonyGrahams2) September 23, 2020
Murphy started really well….looking for a start against Spurs? #NUFC
— Moley (@toonmole) September 23, 2020
Murphy is on fire for this match. Been involved in most every #NUFC threat.
— Andrew Saunders (@ASaunders87) September 23, 2020
Murphy has been lively lately… point to prove indeed #NUFC
— NuFc For LIFE (@ToonBarmy59) September 23, 2020
Murphy looks well up for this, League Two opposition I know but looks lively #NUFC
— Noocasel NUFC (@noocasel) September 23, 2020
Keep Jacob Murphy and give him confidence, all he needs right now, there’s a player in him and there’s no expectations of a marquee signing anymore. #NUFC
— 👉LDG👈 (@LockdownGames93) September 23, 2020
— Gary Jones (@gashjones) September 23, 2020
Jacob Murphy’s been outstanding so far, he’s always looking to make something happen. Deserves that goal. #NUFC
— Sanjay (@nufcsanjay) September 23, 2020