Newcastle United beat Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday thanks to Matty Longstaff’s debut winner, and all of the attention was deservedly on the 19-year-old, but special mention needs to go to Allan Saint-Maximin.
His ability on the ball is also pretty unique as he sees himself as an entertainer; he has admitted in interviews since joining Newcastle that he wants to entertain the fans, and on Sunday, he certainly did that.
From a Manchester United corner, Newcastle broke away and scored it was a brilliant move, and Saint-Maximin was crucial to it.
Miguel Almiron played a delightful pass to the French winger who turned and drove past four red shirts before timing his layoff to perfection to find Jetro Willems – who found Matty, and he buried it.
It will not go down as an assist for the former Nice man, but without his burst of pace, Newcastle would not have scored.
This was only the 22-year-old’s second start for the Toon, but he could be exactly what they need to become an effective counter-attacking side.
If Saint-Maximin can add goals and assists to his game, then Newcastle may well have signed a bargain.
What is certain, though, is that Saint-Maximin will entertain the St James’ Park faithful.
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