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07.10.2019 18:16

Matty Longstaff revels in perfect Newcastle United debut

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff made a dream Premier League debut after scoring against Manchester United yesterday.

Longstaff’s long-range strike was enough to win the match 1-0 and lift Newcastle to 16th position, easing the pressure on new head coach Steve Bruce.

Longstaff also lined up in the Magpies’ midfield alongside his older brother Sean.

Longstaff said: “It's a bit of a dream, to be honest. I went to bed dreaming of this moment and for it to happen, it's a bit surreal.

“I'm going to say it's better. Running away to the fans, you don't know how loud the place is. It doesn't get any better than that.

“I remember Jetro getting it and thinking: 'I've got a bit of room here'.

“Jetro had good vision and picked me out, and I remember thinking: 'Just hit it, just hit it' and, luckily, it went in the back of the net,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA