Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to rave over the performance of midfield maestro Jonjo Shelvey in the club’s clash against Arsenal.
The Magpies welcomed the Gunners to St James’ Park off the back of three successive victories over Southampton, Huddersfield Town and Leicester City, with manager Rafael Benitez naming an unchanged side from the win over the Foxes last weekend.
However, it was Arsene Wenger’s men, who travelled to Tyneside after a gruelling trip to CSKA Moscow in midweek, who drew first blood, Alexandre Lacazette sliding in to finish a swift counter attack driven by the pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang.
The lead lasted for just 15 minutes though, with DeAndre Yedlin drilling a cross full of pace into the Arsenal box for Ayoze Perez to continue his own personal hot streak with his third goal in as many games, sending both sides into half time level at 1-1.
Despite the Spaniard’s equaliser, it was the display of Shelvey which caught the Newcastle faithful’s eye, impressing once again with his range of passing which posed a constant threat to the Gunners’ defence, and they turned to Twitter to voice their delight.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Shelvey is insane
— Joey (@joelyall) April 15, 2018
Shelvey. Unreal ❤️
— Victoria (@VLJ1976) April 15, 2018
SHELVEY STOP THAT ! ✋
— Mark (@MSCAH10) April 15, 2018
Jonjo Shelvey that is stunning and that finish is filthy Perez
— Jack (@JackFaren) April 15, 2018
Great goal!! #HWTL shelvey on fire ????????⚽️⚽️
— Will Shearer (@willshearer9) April 15, 2018
Jonjo Shelvey is the best passer of the ball in the Premier League, no one comes close.
— Adam. (@SimplyMitro) April 15, 2018
All came from another unreal pass from Shelvey, are you watching Southgate hahahaha
— CJH (@connorjh91) April 15, 2018
Shelvey’s passing is a joy to behold
— Gareth Stitt (@garethstitt) April 15, 2018
Prior to the Arsenal clash, Shelvey had made 26 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies this season, chipping in with two goals and two assists.
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