'Perfect', 'This I like' - Newcastle fans rave over Benitez decision v Bournemouth
Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to rave over manager Rafael Benitez’s decision to name an unchanged line up for the club’s clash against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Magpies confirmed their starting XI via their official Twitter account, confirming that the boss had chosen to make no changes to the side which pulled off a surprise victory against Manchester United two weeks ago.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 24, 2018
The same team were sent out to replicate their performance at St James’ Park, as the Spanish manager looks to secure a second successive win and continue their push up the Premier League table, having moved from the relegation zone with three points against the Red Devils.
The decision to keep faith with the same side went down well with fans on Twitter.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
— tony (@T_NUFC) February 24, 2018
Spot on ???? Anyone who suggests otherwise is a fake supporter – Get behind the lads! Let’s get the 3 points! Howay the toon!
— NUFC Update (@NUFC_Update) February 24, 2018
Always sad when you’re looking for Mitro then remember… good lineup though
— Carla Devine (@CarlaDevine1) February 24, 2018
This I like very much ???? howay the lads
— Keiron Wilson♏️ (@iztwin) February 24, 2018
Good line up ????????
— Wez (@Wez_Doc) February 24, 2018
Aye,there was no need to change it after the man utd win.feeling confident today #nufc
— tam o'shafter (@tomburha) February 24, 2018
— Bucko (@Cheshire_Mag) February 24, 2018
Don't see why anyone would want it changed to be honest, perfect lineup after last time https://t.co/iA65fRPrsJ
— X (@JackNUFC_99) February 24, 2018
Newcastle, sitting 13th in the table, ended a four game streak without a win a fortnight ago, and will be looking to exact revenge on Eddie Howe’s side on Saturday after the Cherries defeated the Magpies 1-0 at St James’ Park earlier in the campaign.
Bournemouth meanwhile had been on a bright run of form prior to their last match, going seven games without defeat on a run which included wins over Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea, but were thrashed 4-1 at the hands of Huddersfield two weeks ago.
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