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“The disrespect”, “Better than the goal” – So many NUFC fans react as Toon star destroys Oxford

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Many Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media, after Allan Saint-Maximin destroyed Oxford with a stunning show of skill in the 120th-minute of our FA Cup Fourth Round Replay win on Tuesday night.

Saint-Maximin opened the affair at the Kassam Stadium on the bench as head coach Steve Bruce favoured a 5-3-2 line-up with Miguel Almiron partnering Joelinton in attack, and Nabil Bentaleb joined Sean and Matty Longstaff in the middle.

It was not long before Bruce was obliged to introduce Saint-Maximin to the action, though, as the boss was forced to bring Joelinton off after sustaining a possible fractured rib just seven minutes after finding the net.

Joelinton’s third goal in all competitions since his £40million summer switch was the last Toon strike in regular time, but Saint-Maximin did come close to assisting Sean Longstaff minutes before the full-time whistle only to see the 22-year-old’s hit miss the target.

Though extra-time was were Saint-Maximin flourished, as the £20m star winger smashed home what proved to be the winning hit with four minutes left on the clock to notch his second goal in Black and White.

Is ASM nearing his best form with the Toon?

Yes, he's playing brilliantly

Yes, he's playing brilliantly

No, he's still got more to come

No, he's still got more to come

Saint-Maximin dipped inside onto his favoured right foot and unleashed a rocket into the top corner to send the travelling St. James’ Park faithful into wild scenes of jubilation, but the 22-year-old was not done yet.

As the clock ticked down into the final seconds, Saint-Maxim took the ball into the corner flag but had no intentions of just shielding possession until the final whistle, as he decided to destroy Oxford with a stunning show of skill.

With two men by his side, Saint-Maximin hopped the ball into the air, flicked it over defender Josh Ruffels, shielded midfielder Liam Kelly and passed possession on as George Thorne looked to rush in.

A clip of Saint-Maximin’s skills has been doing the rounds on social media since the game and has drawn in loads of reactions.

Here are some of the messages shared…

In other Newcastle United news, a fierce rival is monitoring a young Toon talent ahead of a potential summer swoop.

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