Stan Collymore summed it up perfectly on the final whistle.
Newcastle United beating Manchester United 1-0.
In central midfield, local lads and brothers Sean and Matty Longstaff arguably the best players on the pitch.
After the final whistle, Sean Longstaff presenting his brother with the man of the match award, Matty supplying the superb winner.
Two players who cost Newcastle United not a penny, up against the likes of £53m signing Fred for Man Utd.
Stan Collymore declaring ‘Who’d have thought giving football mad kids from a football mad nation an opportunity to play for their club would add an extra dimension to a team and club.’
You only had to see the brothers interviewed after the final whistle to see what it meant to Newcastle fans the Longstaffs.
Stan Collymore via Twitter:
“Who’d have thought giving football mad kids from a football mad nation an opportunity to play for their club would add an extra dimension to a team and club.
“Or buy a 50 cap bang average midfielder from overseas who doesn’t even know where your city is on a map.
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)
(An emotional Matty Longstaff interviewed after MOTM performance and winning goal – Read/Watch HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0 – Read HERE)