By Harry Sykes

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the equaliser for Serbia in their 1-1 draw against Wales on Saturday night – and Newcastle fans took to Twitter to hail his performance.

The striker spearheaded the Serbia attack in a team that included Premier League colleagues Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic and Dusan Tadic.

Gareth Bale put Wales ahead with a trademark clinical finish for his 26th Wales goal before Mitrovic levelled the scores late on with a well placed header that went in off the post.

The Newcastle forward has now had a direct hand in six goals in his last four appearances for club and country, which includes five goals and one assist.

Newcastle fans on social media paid tribute to Mitrovic’s display, with some claiming that his performance demonstrated his calibre.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Mitrovic’s equaliser lifted Serbia to second in Group D, which is headed by Republic of Ireland following their 1-0 win over Austria earlier on Saturday.

Wales are third in the group after taking six points from their four group matches.

In 46 matches in all competitions for Newcastle since joining in the summer of 2015 from Anderlecht, Mitrovic has scored 14 goals and supplied six assists.

In other Newcastle news, Jamie Carragher has issued an apology after his apparent dig at the Magpies.