Newcastle United finally brought an end to their winless run in the Premier League on Saturday by edging Watford at St. James’ Park.
Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the game for the hosts, who rose out of the relegation zone after picking up three points that could provide a platform to build upon ahead of a crucial run of fixtures in the coming weeks.
The Magpies were certainly tested defensively and the performance of summer signing Fabian Schar, who came on as a substitute, earned plenty of praise from supporters on social media who reacted to the Swiss international’s post on Twitter.
Many called for Schar to be given more appearances by Benitez after what was only his second Premier League game of the campaign, believing he would be a solid partner to another recent addition in the form of Federico Fernandez.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Brilliant performance. Hopefully see more of you now ????????
— Gazza (@Gazonca) November 3, 2018
What a game changer you were. Well played
— Sunny Singh (@sunnysinghb82) November 3, 2018
Outstanding today mate.
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChance) November 3, 2018
You were brilliant today! Would love to see you next weekend again
— Arron Goldsworthy (@ArronJGold) November 3, 2018
Absolute colossus when you came on, bullied the strikers and picked out some good passes. Hope you get a start next week #nufc
— Stephen (@dustyrerds) November 3, 2018
Well played mate. Make the position yours. Ball playing CH!
— Steve Tindle (@tindle_steve) November 4, 2018