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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.

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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…


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