By Russell Edge

13th Dec, 2017 | 8:32pm

'World beater', 'Fantastic' - Newcastle fans rave over one man's first half v Everton

Newcastle fans were left thrilled with the performance of defender Javi Manquillo on social media during the first half of their clash with Everton on Wednesday.

The Magpies went into half time 1-0 down thanks to a goalkeeping error from Karl Darlow, spilling the ball after a save which allowed Wayne Rooney to poke in from close range in front of the St James’ Park.

However the Newcastle fans were not too dismayed by what they saw from their side, and were particularly impressed with what they saw from Javi Manquillo at left back, turning to Twitter to demonstrate just how impressed they had been.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

The summer signing, who is a versatile full back able to play on either flank, has been a regular for the Magpies this season, making his 14th appearance of the campaign against the Toffees, having been left on the bench for just three games by manager Benitez.

He spent last season on loan for Newcastle’s fierce rivals Sunderland, making 22 appearances for the Black Cats, but was unable to save them from relegation, as they took the Magpies’ place in the Championship following Benitez and his men picking up the second tier title.

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