Newcastle haven’t had the best season, but there have been more than a few highlights. One of those came on Tuesday, when the Magpies managed to beat Man City. The team were given no hope against the reigning Premier League champions, but Rafael Benitez had other ideas.
Indeed, it was a pretty remarkable performance from Newcastle, and that bodes well as we look to cling into a decent finish in the Premier League this season.
One man that has garnered a lot of praise following the game is Fabian Schar. The defender had a slow start to life in England, but he’s since turned into one of Newcastle’s better players, and he was at the heart of everything against the Citizens.
It takes a top player to be able to withstand the offensive quality that Pep Guardiola’s Man City have – but Schar was able to do just that – and many Newcastle fans have made a point of recognising that on Twitter, as you can see below:
for Schar last night more tackles than anyone on the pitch,body on the line in the box,turning out to be a decent signing that lad!#NUFC
— AmersBasu (@BerwickDaz) January 30, 2019
Classy player & passer of the ball but with some vital grit for the Premier League. Looks a great signing!
— Adam McPherson (@AdsMac) January 30, 2019
He was quality last night mate and has been since his second game. Coosty with and without the ball
— Its Bryson (@Eric_Bryson_89) January 30, 2019
Back 3 last night were immense
Lejeune and Schar both comfortable on the ball just allows Lascelles to be a pure beast in simply defending!#nufc
Best 3 centre backs since Howey, Albert & Peacock
— CC (@chrscnvry) January 30, 2019
Love Schar me, top geezer #NUFC
— ConkerNUFC (@ConkerNUFC) January 29, 2019
Fabian Schar is the new David Batty. Absolute nutter. Love it
— Connor (@ConnorNUFCrues) January 29, 2019
Schar longstaff Rondon. Some boys.
— Cpat (@nufc1892chad) January 29, 2019
Let’s hope that he continues to improve.