'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.

Sunday, 21st June 2020, 4:01 pm

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.

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Goal! Joelinton scores for Newcastle United.

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’