Some Newcastle fans laud Murphy after defender's performance in Sheffield United win
Some Newcastle United fans were lauding Jacob Murphy after the defender’s performance in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United last night
The right wing-back enjoyed many good moments as the Geordies secured a narrow victory, however, his best of the night came from his superb cross for Joe Willock’s winning goal.
Murphy is enjoying one of his longest runs in the Newcastle side and has started in each of the last eight games in the Premier League, scoring once and registering an assist.
However, his prolonged stay in the starting line-up has come at the expense of Javier Manquillo, who hasn’t featured in any of the last seven league games.
Murphy’s contract is up for renewal at the end of next season and after his great end to the campaign, the northeast outfit would be wise to extend his current deal.
His mixture of athleticism and quality on the ball makes him a perfect option for Steve Bruce in the right wing-back role as part of a five-man defence.
Here are how fans reacted to Murphy’s performance…
I didn't want to jump the gun with Jacob Murphy, but he's getting better and better every week.
Comfortable in possession, can drive with the ball, and has a great delivery. Looking solid defensively too. I think he's shown enough to suggest he's a PL quality wingback. #NUFC
— Sanjay (@nufcsanjay) May 19, 2021
I'm glad that Jacob Murphy has fought and got his way back into the team regularly.
— Holtamania (@Holtamania) May 19, 2021
Jacob Murphy appreciation tweet.
▪️Learnt a new position at RWB
▪️Provides goals and assists ⚽
Oh…and he's a Toon Fan.@JacobMurphy95
— Mouth of the Tyne (@ToonMouthTyne) May 19, 2021
Absolutely sublime cross by Jacob Murphy. @NUFC sort his contract now.
— Paul Jeffrey (@paulj73) May 19, 2021
Jacob Murphy deserves so much credit. He’s been brilliant since getting a run in the team.
— Andy… (@Jobey07) May 19, 2021
Can we also offer Jacob Murphy whatever he wants? These two lads are the kind we need grafting for the club https://t.co/H5YJH6A7p9
— Rory Obrien Campbell (@roryobrienc) May 19, 2021
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