A number of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to praise Jonjo Shelvey for his impressive display in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Steve Bruce’s Magpies went to Bournemouth hoping to put the FA Cup loss to Manchester City behind them and continue their good run in the league post-restart.
It didn’t take Newcastle long to break the deadlock on the south coast, with Dwight Gayle making the most of Jefferson Lerma’s effort to open the scoring in the first minute.
Sean Longstaff then doubled the Magpies’ lead on the half-hour mark and, although the Cherries hit the woodwork twice in the second half, Miguel Almiron made it three on 57 minutes.
Newcastle added a fourth 13 minutes from time through Valentino Lazaro, who finished after being slipped through by Shelvey, and the Magpies could have easily netted more thereafter.
Although the hosts netted a consolation late on, it was still a job very well done by the Magpies.
Shelvey pulled the strings in midfield for Newcastle and picked holes in the Bournemouth defence time and time again, registering 60 touches and 47 passes in total.
Here is what the Toon Army said on social media regarding the £12million man‘s heroics on the day:
Should have watched Jonjo Shelvey tonight. If that was Pogba you’d be all over it singing his praises. More razor sharp passes, and a perfect touch to lay on the 4th goal. That’s value.
— Mark Dobson (@MarkCDobson) July 1, 2020
Is anyone gonna talk about shelvey’s COUNTLESS world class passes
Those sorta passes got him into the england squad
Phenomenal player on his day#NUFC
— (っ◔◡◔)っ ? Mason.Ferrier ? (@AIIanSaintMax) July 1, 2020
The balance in midfield was spot on tonight. Shelvey orchestrating all over the park and Bentaleb neat and tidy breaking things up, moves the ball quickly too. Runners like ASM, Almiron, Lazaro and even Joe out wide gave us so many options to whoever got on the ball. ?⚫️⚪️ #NUFC
— Jordan Knill (@Kniller_) July 1, 2020
ASM was on another level but Shelvey was equally as good today
— Devin (@devinhfrancis) July 1, 2020
It was a 3am start again for this game but we got rewarded Was going to summarise but this sums it up perfectly. Think we are a much better side with Shelvey in it. Bentaleb was solid as was Joelinton. ASM was just ? and Sean Longstaff was great before he went off. #NUFC https://t.co/jOyDy44yCF
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) July 1, 2020
Thought shelvey controlled the game, looks fittest he, s been ??
— davidcarr (@davidca86475868) July 1, 2020
— Jack Appleby (@_jackappleby_) July 2, 2020