By Danny Wright

7th Apr, 2018 | 4:53pm

'Turned into Maldini', 'Unbelievable' - Newcastle fans drool over defender display v Leicester

Newcastle United fans have absolutely lost their minds over the performance of defender Paul Dummett in the 2-1 win against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Dummett, 26, was one of the most widely criticised players last term but has been putting in shift after shift for the Magpies in the past few months as they continue to put to bed any concerns about relegation.

The left-back was yet again on top of his game against Leicester, dealing with their tricky wingers throughout the afternoon.

Newcastle fans were left drooling over the 26-year-old on Twitter and one happy supporter claimed that he has turned into Italy and AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

Dummett has made just 15 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle this season after missing a bulk of the first half of the campaign due to a hamstring injury.

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The Magpies had a late scramble in the summer to sign a left-back, but Rafa Benitez was left frustrated and there were fears that he would quit St James’ Park after Mike Ashley failed to back him in the transfer market.

However the Spanish manager is now sparking talk of him winning manager of the season after being able to drag this team clear of the relegation zone without having to spend a stupid amount of money.

In other Newcastle United news, West Ham are eyeing a summer swoop for this £60,000-a-week Magpies player.

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