'Absolute beast' – Newcastle fans in dreamland after display of one player in win v Man United
Newcastle fans were in dreamland after an unlikely 1-0 win at home against Man United gave them breathing room at the bottom of the Premier League.
Rafa Benitez’ side gave a good account of themselves in the first half, with just Dwight Gayle letting the side down.
And they continued this into the second half with United struggling to show their dominance.
The Newcastle pressure eventually paid off when Matt Ritchie gave his side a deserved lead.
It all came after Chris Smalling was booked for diving. From the resulting free kick, Lejeune headed back to Gayle who laid the ball off to Ritchie, who finished well from about 12 yards out.
The three points is absolutely vital but it’s even sweeter coming against Man United and fans were delighted with the display from Matt Ritchie.
The goal was his first in the Premier League this season in 25 games.
Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans
Buzzing for Ritchie.
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) February 11, 2018
When you get off the tube to news of a Matt Ritchie goal ❤️. Now to hold on for 20 mins #NUFCvMUFC
— Louise Corcoran (@louisecorcor) February 11, 2018
Been class all season Matt Ritchie
— Owen Coakley (@OwenCoakley) February 11, 2018
— Ed Testa (@E_Twa) February 11, 2018
GET IN MATT RITCHIE ????
— Geordie Martian (@GeordieMartian) February 11, 2018
Matt Ritchie is an absolute beast
— James Mackay (@jjmackayy) February 11, 2018
Been a while, but Ritchie has that magic hat on again ???? #NUFC
— Jobby (@_AdamJobling) February 11, 2018
Yes Ritchie come on you magpies #NEWMUN
— SharinMahra (@SharinMahra11) February 11, 2018
First goal for ritchie in prem ???????????? That crackin but its feb… shockin #nufc
— ToonG (@GraemeRchardson) February 11, 2018
The win takes Newcastle up into 13th place and puts some breathing room between them and the relegation zone.
In other Newcastle news, the fans ripped this player apart after his first-half display v Man United.