Newcastle’s impressive run of four straight Premier League wins came to a halt on a dreary Monday night at Goodison Park.
Everton ran out 1-0 winners in a really poor game after a Theo Walcott goal in the 51st minute, but Newcastle fans got some consolation on the night from the display of 26-year-old Florian Lejeune.
The enforcer put in a brilliant no-nonsense performance and Newcastle fans flocked to Twitter to sing his praises.
One fan said that he was the best player on the pitch, while another said he’d been class for a while and was “class again today”.
Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans to Lejeune:
LeJeune was our best player for me tonight.
— Jimmy Angel (@jimmyangel3) April 23, 2018
Lejeune has been class for a while
— sam johnson (@SamArmy94) April 23, 2018
Agree with 1st 2 points but lejeune has been class and was class again today
— Mark Tranter (@Mark1982tranter) April 23, 2018
Lejeune was the best player on the pitch. Made more blocks, headers, passes, interceptions than I could count.
— Kev Tucker Jr (@TucJr82) April 23, 2018
Diame MOM for #nufc again by a country mile, Lejeune and Dummett worth mentions. Everyone else pretty awful to be honest. Felt a bit sorry for Slimani, bit of a thankless task at times being our centre forward especially when we play like we did tonight.
— Toon Stew (@toonarmyblog) April 23, 2018
Diame, Lejeune, Dummett, Kenedy all played well. The rest had an off night. #nufc
— Keith (@nufckeithr) April 23, 2018
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) April 23, 2018
A flat performance in a poor game.
Love Dubravka but he needs coaching on when to come for crosses.
Diame hard working as normal.
Lejeune was immense.
On to the next one. #nufc
— David Mcgivern (@davemcg1) April 23, 2018
Despite the loss, Newcastle sit in 10th place in the Premier League with four games to play.
They’re three points ahead of Bournemouth in 11th, who have played one more game, and it looks like Rafa Benitez has over-performed with the squad he has got.
All worries of relegation have disappeared after the four wins in a row and Newcastle fans are looking forward to bagging new recruits in the summer.
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