What a Premier League debut for Matty Longstaff.
The kind of thing (Geordie) dreams were made for.
Steve Bruce making five changes to his team after the five goal embarrassment at Leicester.
The biggest surprise, giving a debut to 19 year old Matty Longstaff alongside brother Sean in the middle of the pitch.
Matty Longstaff came closest to giving Newcastle the lead in the first half.
A volley from 25 yards hitting the crossbar.
On 72 minutes he went even closer, a 25 yard daisy cutter giving De Gea no chance.
An all action midfield display on top of his goal, meaning Matty Longstaff was a deserved Man of The Match.
Receiving that MOTM award from brother Sean, the 19 year old declared:
“Last night you go to bed dreaming of this and you never think it’s going to happen.
“For it to happen, I’m over the moon.”
Watch his excellent post-match interview below.
“Last night you go to bed dreaming of this and you never think it’s going to happen. For it to happen, I’m over the moon.”
Matty Longstaff discusses his debut goal alongside older brother Sean.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) 6 October 2019
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0 – Sunday 6 October 4.30pm
Matty Longstaff 72
Possession was Man Utd 69% Newcastle 31%
Total shots were Man Utd 12 Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Man Utd 3 Newcastle 2
Corners were Man Utd 6 Newcastle 4
Referee: Mike Dean
Newcastle team v Leicester:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 83), Almiron (Krafth 90), Joelinton (Carroll 56)
Darlow, Dummett, Shelvey, Gayle
Crowd: 51,198 – Definitely not that many actually inside St James Park (3,200 Man Utd plus however many amongst the discounted tickets given to local universities/organisations, competition winners and tickets happily sold by Mike Ashley to Man Utd fans in home sections)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0 – Read HERE)