The Magpies snatched all three points late on against David Moyes’ Hammers after Ritchie’s 82nd-minute cross was met by Joe Willock who headed the home side back into the lead.
A video emerged on Twitter showing Ritchie’s reaction to Willock’s late winner which provided the Magpies three huge points in their fight against Premier League relegation.
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The 31-year-old was seen anticipating Willock’s header and then running off in celebration as the youngster put his cross in the back of the net.
And the Newcastle fans flocked to the tweet to hail the Scottish left-back with some even suggesting he should be made their captain.
“Bruce missed a trick not playing Richie. Bloke’s not the best but his drive and touch of quality is 10x better than Hendrick”
The win saw Steve Bruce’s side pull nine points clear of 18th-placed Fulham with both sides having just six games remaining of their 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
Going off the reaction of these Toon fans it is apparent they were delighted to see Ritchie’s reaction to the goal with lots of them loving the passion shown by the Scotsman in their battle against the drop.