Matty Longstaff’s game winning strike against Manchester United has won the Match of the Day goal of the month for October.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 4, 2019
The nineteen-year-old was handed the surprise start for his debut and he came through for his hometown club in historic fashion. Newcastle had suffered one of their most humiliating defeats the week before losing 5-0 at Leicester City.
There needed to be a reaction from the lads. They were playing well at St James Park in front of an expectant crowd but didn’t get the breakthrough until Matty’s second-half strike.
It was a special goal not only for the youngster but for Newcastle fans as it lifted the dampened spirit surrounding the club before the second international break.
It did not go unnoticed in the world of English football as many heralded the heartwarming story of a local lad coming through for his hometown club.
Longstaff’s goal collected 22% of the vote to edge out Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez, whose goal against Chelsea collected 20% of the total vote.
It is indeed well deserved recognition for the Geordie midfielder.