Newcastle United picked up just their second win of the season on Sunday afternoon, when they took care of Manchester United, and after the match their fans took to social media to react about the man who won them the game.

The Magpies have endured a tough start to the campaign, with their only previous victory coming away to Tottenham Hotspur, and as bad as the former champions have been recently, few would have expected Steve Bruce’s men to pick up three points in the St James’ Park contest.

To be fair, the clash was of pretty low quality, as you would expect given the struggles of the two sides to date, but no Newcastle fan will care about that having come out on the right end of it.

Bruce made a surprise before the match when he named academy product Matty Longstaff alongside his brother Sean in the heart of the Magpies midfield, and it is likely that not even he would have believed what was to happen having made that choice.

With the game not really going anywhere and heading into the last 20 minutes goalless, Newcastle embarked on a positive counter-attack and the ball broke to the Premier League debutant on the edge of the box, sitting perfectly for him to take aim and fire the Tyneside outfit to a famous victory.

It was the stuff dreams are made of for the academy product, and everyone inside St James’ Park of a Magpies disposition were clearly delighted for the youngster, who made the sort of impression that he hopes will see him included in the first-team more often.

It would appear the Newcastle fans would be happy with that, as Longstaff received plenty of praise for his performance on social media after the final whistle blew.

Here are some of those messages:


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