Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce continued to win over the club’s cynical supporters, leading the Magpies to a stunning 2-0 win at in-form Sheffield United.
Goals from Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey saw then Magpies climb to eleventh in the Premier League. Many expected a season of struggle but Bruce has worked tirelessly since his arrival.
One positive aspect of Bruce’s tenure has been the arrival of Saint-Maximin. He tempted Newcastle into handing Nice a sizeable £16.5 million (BBC Sport) for the winger during the summer.
The 22-year-old netted his first goal for his new club last night. Typically a left-winger Saint-Maximin has been part of everything which has been good during Newcastle’s season so far.
Following his first strike in the Premier League, the former France under-21 international took to Twitter.
Newcastle’s official twitter handle put a post on about Saint-Maximin and the winger responded in hilarious fashion:
"You are different gravy" ? ??♂️ https://t.co/gJ0pGLVn7J
— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) December 5, 2019
His witty and cheeky response epitomises the confidence of the player.
The youngster has quickly become a fan favourite at St James’ Park and has proved a real asset to Newcastle.
Saint-Maximin boasts electric pace, an array of skills and if he could add a few more goals and assists, he could truly become a Newcastle hero.
The Magpies’ faithful haven’t had a great deal to shout about in recent years but the young Frenchman has lifted spirits.
His direct style of play proved too much for Sheffield United last night and Bruce will hope to get even more out of Saint-Maximin as the season progresses.