Newcastle United suffered late heartache in their 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night, but after the game the attention of the visiting fans circled on the midfielder who stood out for them in the contest.

The Magpies were comfortable for much of the outing at Molineux, and produced a consummate away performance, right up until the very last minute when they saw their hopes of a rare road win evaporate.

Rafael Benitez’s charges more than held their own in a scoreless first half against Nuno Santo Espirito’s men, and then took the lead after the break when Isaac Hayden’s shot somehow made its way past Rui Patricio in the home goal.

It looks like the Magpies would see out the match for a much needed victory, but Willy Boly broke their hearts when he converted a 95th minute cross, after Martin Dubravka made a mess of dealing with the original delivery.

On a night where Newcastle record signing Miguel Almiron came off the bench for his debut for the Tyneside outfit, it was actually young academy product Sean Longstaff who stole the show with a wonderful performance.

The Magpies playmaker learnt his trade in a loan spell away at Blackpool last season, and broke into the Toon first team on Boxing Day, when he made his debut for his home club, and he has gone from strength to strength since then.

He shone throughout the contest at Molineux, regularly offering himself and taking the ball off the Newcastle defenders and moving play on effectively and efficiently.

Football fans love watching their youth products shine on the senior stage and Magpies supporters are no different in that regard.

A huge number of them took to social media after the contest to rave about the midfielder, with many highlighting how good he was.

Here are some of those messages:


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