'This can't be real!' Newcastle United fans delighted for Joelinton after ending goal drought
Newcastle United sealed a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheffield United at St James’s Park – with Joelinton making up for an earlier howler with a strike to end his goal drought.
And delighted Newcastle United fans were quick to react, with the club now safely in mid-table following the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign.
The game at St James’s Park was played behind-closed-doors.
This was Joelinton’s first goal on home soil for Newcastle (and his first Premier League goal in 301 days), Allan Saint-Maximin and Matt Ritchie with the other goals in the comfortable victory.
Here’s the best of the NUFC Twitter reaction:
exterfawcett Dexter Fawcett tweeted: “I can’t quite believe what I’m seeing.”
Jake tweeted: ‘UP THE LINTON’
Jack Chaytor added: ‘JUSTICE FOR JOEEEEEEEEEEEE’
Harry Thomas tweeted: ‘HEROOOO’ while Kieran added: ‘THIS CANT BE REAL’.
Jonathan Snaith added: ‘In the strange and confusing world that is #NUFC , this is probably the fittest and strongest we've looked all season. Explain that one.’
SimpleMan added: ‘Might not get the credit he deserves cause so many lads played well but Shelvey I thought had a nice game today #NUFC’
Mark Henty added: ‘Well this is a rarity. To actually be able to enjoy watching the last 10 mins of a Newcastle game. #NUFC’
David Gill tweeted: ‘Class performance from the lads today. Controlled the game and made it look like they had an extra man on the pitch! We are only 9 players away from a world class team! #NUFC’