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Sean Longstaff Almost In Tears After Matty’s Terrific Winning Goal In Fantastic Debut


In what was an outstanding display and an excellent 1-0 home win against Manchester United today at St. James’ Park, our star man was debut boy – 19-year-old Matty Longstaff.

He scored on his debut after 72 minutes with a crisp right-foot shot after Jetro Willems has brilliantly set him up and laid the ball off to the teenager.

And don’t think this was any fluke from Matty who hit the cross-bar in the first half with another excellent shot.

And of course, Matty also scored in pre-season against St. Etienne in Newcastle’s 2-1 pre-season win.

After a pathetic display last week at Leicester, this is precisely what the doctor ordered – a committed performance from the whole Newcastle team.

And attendance was 51,198, and the almost sell-out crowd roared the lads on to what was a famous win.

The Longstaff parents were also in attendance today.

The brothers were strong in central midfield, and both Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron were dangerous on the wings – especially the former who had an excellent game.

And with a little bit of luck, we could have had more than the one goal.

Players celebrate winning goal from Matty Longstaff after 72 minutes 

But we badly needed the 3 points and let’s be truthful – this was a massive win for Newcastle.

Credit also goes to star defender Fabian Schar for some outstanding work at the back, and so far, the Swiss International has been our best player this season.

What a buy for just £3.5M from Deportivo.

This is the older (and a little more experienced) Longstaff brother talking, after the great win, about his brother on the Newcastle web-site:

“I think I was shouting, ‘shoot!’, but when it went it it’s a feeling you can’t really explain,”

“I paused for a little second and I thought I was going to burst out crying or something. I’m just so proud of him. He deserves that moment today and I’m over the moon for him. He was outstanding.”

“I ran up and jumped on him, and I think AC (Andy Carroll) and Jamaal (Lascelles) and a few others got there quickly as well. It was unbelievable.”

“It probably makes it all the special that all the staff and all the players were just as buzzing as me for him.”

“I’ve known how hard he’s worked, and he’s had a few setbacks along the way, but I’m just over the moon for him. It’s one for him to enjoy.”

“The gaffer’s had enough trust in him and put him in, and it was an amazing day. We needed it,” . “He came in and gave us a little lift and something to build on now for the whole team.”

“I think he’s been ready for two or three weeks, to be honest. I think he’s had a big claim to start games before today, and you don’t want to put him in too early, but it’s like anything – you either sink or swim, and he swam, hasn’t he?”

“From the first day he’s been with us in pre-season he’s been one of the best players in training every day, and he’s got his reward really for all his hard work.”

“We probably needed a reaction from last weekend as well. It wasn’t pretty and we put it behind us on the Tuesday – some honest words were spoken, and we moved on from it,” 

“I think it just shows today when the stadium’s full and the crowd are behind us, that’s us – it’s a really, really hard place to come.”

“It’s a great day for everyone and something to build on now going into the international break. Hopefully we can get a few boys back fully fit and hopefully it’s a sign of things to come, especially at home.”

This was also a massive win for manager Steve Bruce and the coaching staff.

It was Steve’s first win as a manager against his old club in what was his 24th attempt.

We have now shown against both Spurs, and Manchester United in our 1-0 wins this season that when we are ready to play, we can beat top-six sides.

But we must be ready to play at our top-level in every game, and that includes against the lesser sides in the league.

And that’s Steve Bruce’s challenge this season.

Our lads must be ready to play every game with this same skill, courage, desire, and passion they showed today.

If we can do that, we’ll be a Premier League side at the end of this season – that’s good enough for us – at this for this season.

Howay The Lads!!

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match In Win Against Manchester United?

  • Matty Longstaff (59%, 1,328 )
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (17%, 386 )
  • Fabian Schar (14%, 323 )
  • Sean Longstaff (4%, 82 )
  • Jetro Willems (2%, 54 )
  • Ciaran Clark (1%, 25 )
  • Miguel Almiron (1%, 22 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 15 )
  • Emil Krafth (0%, 7 )
  • Joelinton (0%, 5 )
  • Andy Carroll (0%, 5 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (0%, 2 )
  • Martin Dubravka (0%, 2 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 1 )

Total Voters: 2,257

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69 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Carltoon,

    I loved your comment re: champions league….nowt like being grounded 😀

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #2

    R.I.P. Ginger Baker

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Ringo Starr “God bless Ginger Baker, incredible musician wild and inventive drummer. Peace and love to his family.”

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I second that Jib! True legend.

    0
  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Shearer on MotD can hardly hide his smirk

    4
  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Only Eric left now !

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Lot of empty seats at city. Awful fans given how good city are

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #8

    JIB

    Thats not what they said the shareholders
    Or the government
    Or the media

    How do you konw when companies house hasnt reported it yet ?
    Out of your backside again ?

    5
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Munster,

    I watched that city match today before our game, they really were awful – I suspect whoever they play next might be in for a pummeling.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #10

    toon22,

    The accounts SDI have just released were from last April ( released to companies house, but already released in July to the public) grant Thornton were still the auditors at the time. They have to produce interim results in December, that’s when they’ll need a new auditor.

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Ok so the companies house release says htye will ask to have GT appointed at the AGM ?
    Correct me if im wrong but isnt that next year ?

    2020 ?

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #12

    So why did they have to talk to the government ?
    Why didnt they tell the shareholders ?

    They said they were in the process of appointing an auditor but it seems it was a lie ?

    Funny that

    4
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #13

    In that release it says they can use them till 2027 legally ?

    Grant Thornton, which has audited Sports Direct since it floated on the Stock Exchange in 2007, said it would stop working with Ashley’s business following its annual general meeting on 11 September.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/14/sports-direct-faces-race-against-time-as-auditor-grant-thornton-quits

    It looks as dodgy as humanly possible, dont it

    4
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #14

    NY Mag

    So the auditor will be appointed in December and have to magically produce an audit the same day ?

    0
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #15

    toon22,

    I have absolutely no idea what is going on currently, only that documents at companies house are “old”, meaning they are referring to past events not current or future events.

    All I know is grant throrton have resigned as auditors, SDI have yet to appoint a new auditor, they will need one to audit their interim accounts which are due in December.

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #16

    The document says they are in fact not in a tender process for an auditor ?

    A spokesperson said: “Sports Direct is currently in a tender process for a new auditor, as noted at the annual general meeting on 11 September 2019. The company will announce the appointment in due course, following the successful conclusion of that process.

    https://www.cityam.com/sports-direct-notifies-business-department-as-it-continues-auditor-hunt/

    NY mag

    How can they say they are but then claim they arnt ?

    2
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #17

    toon22,

    As I said, I have no idea…..

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #18

    NY Mag

    Yes i understand that

    Im guessing they will need time, whoever they get in to do the job

    Press release by SDI say one thing, this document says otherwise

    They cant get an auditor and have literally nowt

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    What a massive shame

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #19

    You think the shareholders/government/LSE will just sit and ignore the utter BS on offer ?

    LOL

    5
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Hiya JIB

    LOL

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Didn’t I tell you all that the Longstaffs would be the NUFC no1 choice CM partnership for years to come?

    Didn’t I tell you all that Sean wouldn’t leave this Summer as he wanted to play for NUFC with his brother this season?

    Didn’t I tell you all that Matty was a better player than Sean, age-for-age?

    I did, didn’t I?

    😉

    4
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Kick the can till Chrimbo ?

    They are saying GT , who release a statement saying they quit are somehow going to do it till 2027 ?

    This is the biggest lie Jabba has ever shoved out into the real world

    A real WHOPPER

    6
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Rob,

    You did indeed…..,well done sir 🙂

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #24

    It feels like a bit of a hollow victory, honestly – Man U are a team in crisis, with less excuse for being so than us. What the Hell is OGS doing over there? I know they had injuries, but they still had bags of talent at their disposal, it’s sheer mismanagement that has led them to this point.

    That said, you have to be able to take advantage of opportunities which present themselves, and the lads did that today, with Bruce setting them up in a way that they could do just that.

    Love that Maguire missed a sitter – seems like the opposition have been scoring with every opportunity we’ve given them, while we’ve been struggling to get shots on target. About time that someone fluffed one.

    5
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Finally, on Almiron – he got himself into a lovely position today to have a shot on target, lovely run very well timed, brought the ball down beautifully and set himself up well.

    Sadly, he then took a second touch which gave Maguire the chance to get across. A confident striker / forward would have hit it straight away, but Almiron is not confident right now.

    He needs to get that monkey off his back. When he does, he’ll fly.

    6
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Best weekend ever

    This is lipstick on as pig
    Pritty it up and see if people will swallow it
    They’ve got nobody to audit his tat

    Let’s see what happens with the shareholders Monday

    5
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #27

    What a shame

    What an utter

    Massive

    Shame

    Honestly guys I’ve had such an excellent few days you wouldn’t believe

    5
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Rob,

    I don’t think it was a hollow victory (it’s man united , it’s never a hollow victory)

    Sure, that’s not their best team by a long way, but that’s what they had to offer….and we beat it.

    7
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Lol, NY Mag, I don’t get much right too often. It’s been a while since we had some real talent in the juniors with real potential to come through. Credit to Ben Dawson for working so well with the current crop and getting the Longstaffs in particular ready for the first team.

    Next season, they could be joined by Kell Watts and Owen Bailey. You heard it hear first (well, second after Genjikai)

    😉

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Just when you thought it was over
    Late Sunday night

    There’s that last golden nugget

    The piece de resistance

    Hahahahaha

    3
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #31

    toon22,

    I’m happy that you’re happy 🙂

    3
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #32

    See you guys Monday

    Lmfao

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeah, you’re right – there’s been few enough victories for me to boast about with my family over the years, but they are not the same team as they have been in the past.

    The victory a couple seasons ago when we beat them with a Ritchie goal from Gayle’s flick was sweeter as they were in good form at the time. On that occasion, it started us on a great run of form. Hopefully this will have a similar effect, but they were there for the taking this time,

    1
  • jane

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #34

    i don’t think Almiron will score a lot of goals but he works hard and contributes to the team.

    5
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #35

    JIB

    Cheers for the heads up
    Made my weekend

    Would have missed it without you lol

    2
  • stu mel

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Well Im not getting on miggys back I think he’s dose everything right just freezing in front of goal. Need confidence if he got more assists It wouldnt be a problem.
    Mattylooked good. Ste b play rafas team tactics and got points same at spurs. Won’t say more than that. Man utd played OK in my oppion to but looked toothless rashford isn’t happy r something. I young side too. It was to teams in the bottom of the table it look like it too. Both team went end to end at each other n asm is mint but Matty made the difference for me n we look better with AC on the pitch he’s clearly a leader in that squad which we all saw happening. Rated SB subs right players on at right time n his playing Matty defo get a smile from me. If he gets wins like anyone fan I’m happy. Rafa wouldn’t have played Matty. Just saying as I clearly rate rafa 10 more than Bruce. Bruce just need to progress on what rafa had built not tell the lad go out and play let see what you can do mentality

    3
  • jane

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #37

    oh yes and there was a booking for simulation. he is prone to that. maybe it’s a cultural thing.

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Release it late Sunday night

    Hope nobody notices

    5
  • toon22

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Events are soon to be taken out of Jabbas hands

    5
  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Rob,

    You’re right in a way, Man U are in disarray (but after last week, so are we)
    We were all thinking it’s a great time to play them because they are shxxxe, they must have been thinking the same thing.
    So it was two teams battling for some credibility, we came out on top. Kudos to the players for that, but I have to say that was a bold, bold move by Bruce to start matty. I mean he hasn’t even made a substitute appearance in the league yet.
    If it had gone wrong, he would have got absolute pelters.

    5

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