Newcastle United fans have been left raving over a three word Twitter post from senior mainstay Paul Dummett following the club’s victory over Leicester City on Saturday.
The Magpies took a huge step towards their Premier League survival with three points over the Foxes, Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez scoring the crucial goals on the way to a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.
However, while the Spaniard’s sublime chipped strike was a major highlight for the Newcastle fans to savour, it was a moment in the second half which caught the attentions of many, with the Magpies’ stars putting in a series of crunching tackles to keep Leicester at bay.
After the official Newcastle Twitter account posted a video of the period of play, stating that commentator John Anderson liked the tackles, Welsh defender Dummett, who was involved in a battle with Riyadh Mahrez, responded with a three word response, stating: “So did I.”
So did I ???????? https://t.co/pR0CS87U4K
— Paul Dummett (@PaulDummett) April 10, 2018
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 10, 2018
His short response had fans responding in their numbers on Twitter, with many poking fun at Mahrez for his inability to get one over Dummett, while others were delighted with the sort of passion showed by the squad.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Some say The club weren’t happy that he forgot to take Mahrez out his pocket when the shorts went in the wash!
— Bri (@Bri2889) April 10, 2018
Leicester City rang, they want Mahrez back.
— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) April 10, 2018
my favourite 45secs of the season; passion … fight … pride for the shirt … we asked for a team that tries … & we've got one … ???????????? …
— Mark Lawrence (@MarkLaw404) April 10, 2018
It’s really heartwarming to see local lads doing so well again & the players all appear to be fighting for each other too. #togetherness
— Neil Williams (@bigneill66) April 10, 2018
Best LB in the league❤️
— Scott Rafferty (@ScottRafferty02) April 10, 2018
love to see the team get stuck in that's what makes the difference players who want to play for the club.
— Lee Baldwin (@Leenufc1985) April 10, 2018
I love you
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) April 10, 2018
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