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Newcastle: Fans react to Longstaff performance


A lot of Newcastle United fans have responded to a tweet from The Chronicle asking them what they thought of Sean Longstaff’s display against Oxford United in midweek.

The 22-year-old scored his first goal of the season during the Toon’s 3-2 win over Oxford in the FA Cup, and he turned in one of his best performances so far, receiving a 7/10 rating from the Chronicle.

Can this be the turning point in Sean Longstaff's season?

Yes, he will kick on now

Yes, he will kick on now

No, was just Oxford

No, was just Oxford

Compare this to his average rating of 6.32 from WhoScored, and it is clear to see that the older of the two Longstaff brothers played well on Tuesday night.

However, his performance has received a mixed reception from these Toon fans – despite these supporters thinking the 22-year-old played well.

What do we think?

Sean Longstaff, who is valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, has struggled this season, though his performance against Manchester United in October, saw him receive a season-high match rating in the Premier League from WhoScored of 7.79/10.

On Tuesday, he played well. His goal was a classy finish from the edge of the box after Joelinton had set him up. (0:12)

Then in the 30th minute, he picked up the ball from a tackle by Miguel Almiron and lofted a delightful ball through for Joelinton, and the Brazilian raced through and slotted home. (0:42)

Although he was playing against League One opposition, he should take great confidence from his performance and hopefully build on it for the rest of the season.

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